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It is no secret that SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk in 2002 is building floating, superheavy-class spaceports' for its Starship rocket to reach the moon, Mars, and fly passengers around Earth.

It is probably a lot safer for SpaceX to launch and land a colossal rocket system over water. After SpaceX posted two jobs for offshore engineers, Musk confirmed the company is creating ocean platforms for its new Starship rocket system.

During an October 2017 talk Musk gave, he updated the world on SpaceX's plans to build cities on Mars and populate them with a million people or more; this is one of the first detailed mentions of the plan.

During the presentation, he stated that the spaceship, dubbed the BFR, would carry about 100 people into outer space, but at the end of his presentation, he floated the idea of using it to fly anywhere around the world in less than 60 minutes.

He painted a picture of people boarding a ship in New York City to head out to a launchpad in the Hudson River, where they take a 7,400-mile flight from the Big Apple to Shanghai in just 39 minutes.

The most popular long-haul flights could be completed in under 30 minutes, Musk said — from Los Angeles to New York in 25 minutes; Melbourne, Australia, to Singapore or New York to London in 29 minutes; New York to Paris in 30 minutes; and Sydney to Cape Town, South Africa, in 35 minutes or all the way to Zurich in 50 minutes.

The opinion is that starship is not ‘subtle’ when it launches or lands thereby necessitating a floating spaceport.

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