The idea of building a spaceplane landing bridge for a landbridge is already being discussed by companies and governments around the world.
However, in a new report, SpaceX, a private company that builds, operates and maintains private space vehicles, says its plans could change the game.
The company has already launched and landed a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a spaceport in Florida, and is also working on an unmanned spacecraft to carry astronauts to the International Space Station.
The company’s Falcon 9 lander could also be used to launch a small drone, called an autonomous rover, to help people who live near the lander, SpaceFlight Insider reported.
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk says he hopes to build an automated landing point on the land bridge that could take advantage of the gravity field that is generated by a lander and land vehicle.
It’s a goal that has raised eyebrows from many spaceflight experts.
“There’s a lot of hype about this, and some people think it’s a great idea,” Robert Graham, president of the National Space Society’s Space Policy Institute, told SpaceFlightInsider.
“But I think that the question of the future is: What is the right kind of infrastructure?
And that’s going to be a very hard question to answer.”
There’s been no shortage of research into the design and construction of a space vehicle landing bridge.
A recent study conducted by the National Research Council in the US found that space vehicles that use parachutes are less prone to collisions with the Earth than land vehicles.
In other words, it is possible to use a space landing vehicle with a parachute that could make it easier for people to reach and land safely in space.
However, the landing bridge could also have other benefits.
If people in the landing area have a better chance of survival if the vehicle is damaged in an accident, it could make the landing easier.
The space landing bridge idea has attracted interest from countries such as Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
But it’s unclear how much they will be willing to pay for it, Graham said.
“We’ll have to see if they are going to pay up.”
For now, the SpaceX landing bridge is just a concept, but it is one that could help spaceflight companies avoid the problems associated with building landbridges.