For decades, sci-fi movies and books have predicted that by 2017 we would be able to take regular vacations to the moon and regularly drive around in flying cars. Unfortunately, that type of thinking was a little premature, but it doesn’t mean it won’t happen.
Last week SpaceX’s big new rocket blasted off on its first test flight, carrying a red sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars. Rocket travel may seem a little premature, but it doesn’t mean it won’t happen. Tesla founder Elon Musk, is working hard to make the sci-fi world’s version of Earth a reality. The first way he plans on doing that is with his newest plan for the future – rocket travel.
How Would Rocket Travel Work?
Rocket travel is exactly what it sounds like – travel via the same type of ship that astronauts use to get to and from the moon or to travel to outer space. Unlike astronauts, who use these rockets to travel to space and back, people all over the world would use these same rockets to travel around the globe.
Instead of boarding a plane at Melbourne Airport and travelling to London or New York City, you would hop on a rocket. That rocket would travel at amazing speeds and get you to these far off locations in approximately an hour.
Wouldn’t Rocket Travel Cost More?
Cost is a huge concern for travellers. The thought that rockets would replace airplanes has had many people questioning what it would do to the cost of airfare. Elon Musk believes that the cost of a seat aboard a rocket would be no different than a ticket on an airplane.
If the cost of a seat on a rocket is the same as an airplane ticket, we can bet this type of travel will catch on quickly. After all, why would you pay the same price to travel on an airplane where it could take up to eight hours to get to your final destination when you can just purchase a ticket on a rocket and get there in under an hour?
When Will Rockets Replace Airplanes?
Like most of Elon Musk’s ideas, the replacement of airplanes with rockets is still a long, long way away. While Elon Musk has a plan on how he would make that a reality, the truth is we are still decades away from being able to board a rocket and travel anywhere on Earth. Scientists also question the stress that rocket travel places on the human body and the ability to cope with that by the average commuter.
Until technology advances, if you wish to travel anywhere in the world, you will have to stick to travelling into and out of Melbourne Airport by plane. However, maybe one day in the future, you will be able to hop aboard a sleek, shiny rocket and quickly zoom off to your chosen destination. Until then, park your car with Ace Airport Parking. We offer 24/7 security monitored undercover and outdoor airport car parking with a range of options such as valet parking, car washing and servicing which is rounded off with our award-winning customer service and great prices!