Rocket and car entrepreneur Elon Musk might be planning to travel to Mars, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t thinking about closer to home.The SpaceX billionaire founder has revealed that the Interplanetary Transport System spacecraft could actually be used to travel around Earth and could in theory, take you anywhere on the planet in under an hour, meaning people will soon be able to fly from city to city within minutes.Musk made the promise at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia. Elon’s company video says the London-New York journey would take 29 minutes. Mr Musk told the audience he aimed to start sending people to Mars in 2024.His SpaceX company would begin building the necessary ships to support the mission next year. He says he is refocusing SpaceX to work on just one type of vehicle – known as the BFR – which could do all of the firm’s current work and interplanetary travel.

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