The Hush Post: Who will reach Mars first is the big question in very-very few scientific corridors on earth? Rather in — The Boeing Company office cafeteria in Illinois and in Hawthorne, California, the headquarters of SpaceX. Both are rival organisations. So when the Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg claimed that the first people to reach Mars will arrive on a Boeing rocket, the arch rival CEO of Space X Elon Musk tweeted rather sarcastically: “Do it.” The two word sarcasm was a result of a round of media wrangling which started when CNBC’s Jim Cramer broached the red planet subject into discussion asking Muilenburg, “Who’s going to get to Mars first, you or Elon Musk?”
“We’re going to take a first test flight in 2019, and we’re going to do a slingshot mission around the moon,” Muilenburg said. “Eventually, we’re going to go to Mars as well.”
On the other hand, Musk has laid out a clear vision plan that calls for sending settlers to Mars on Space X yet-to-be-built monster spaceship starting in 2020s. The billionaire Musk has always maintained that his main objective is to help make humanity a multi-planet species by facilitating townships and cities on Mars. According to the Geekwire report, That’s how John Gardi, an engineer and SpaceX fan who anticipated Musk’s hyperloop design in 2013, chooses to see the exchange. “You win either way, @elonmusk!” So the win is not about Boeing or Space X, It is about whoever does it first, deserves it.
Meanwhile, Boeing and SpaceX are involved in a rivalry, to finish work on the space cabs that they’re building to transport NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station. The present time tables call for SpaceX to conduct a crewed demonstration flight next August, while Boeing plans the first crewed flight of its Starliner space taxi in November 2018. But those programmes have been shifting to the right for years, so it’s too early to judge the race the way it is progressing.
Dennis Muilenburg is a US businessman, and the President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of The Boeing Company. The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, and satellites worldwide. The company wants to send its feet on Mars.
Elon Musk, one of the wealthiest investors of America, who also happens to be an engineer, has started Space X and wants to built human colonies on Mars in the coming 15-20 years.