Could SpaceX's BFR replace traditional airliners?


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  • 赵是
    赵是 4 hours ago

    Basically shooting human in a middle.

  • Mr. Tix
    Mr. Tix 19 hours ago

    big fucking rocket

  • Ptashanth Waterwala

    It will be a nice experience

  • Oliver Jacobsson

    I would pay for the ticket just to get to space.

  • gazza Playz
    gazza Playz 2 days ago

    Just imagine ordering a sushi from Japan getting in 33 minutes

  • gazza Playz
    gazza Playz 2 days ago

    The best thing that could happen if normal airlines had free fibre wifi comfy bed showers massive aircraft and cheap flights for that

  • Keyur Patel
    Keyur Patel 2 days ago

    G Force will not let many people get on

  • nicholas cowen
    nicholas cowen 3 days ago


  • Noah Physique
    Noah Physique 3 days ago

    Taking the passengers to the launchingplattform by ship that far of that sound isn’t a problem anymore takes literally more time than just taking a normal flight to wherever

  • Ritz Cheeze
    Ritz Cheeze 3 days ago


  • A- JAY
    A- JAY 4 days ago

    Can’t wait !!!!!!

  • Can we hit 1000 subs So i can brag at school

    I wish i can go into space in my lifetime to experience zero g/zero gravity

  • Snarky . Live
    Snarky . Live 4 days ago

    No elderly, pregnant, or sick passengers? Sign me up!

  • Daniel Venne
    Daniel Venne 5 days ago

    if anti-gravity as developed by DRAPA the ship will be some low cost due the cost flight would be small.

  • Joe Medlen
    Joe Medlen 5 days ago

    BFR = Big Frickin' Rocket

  • mopsman
    mopsman 5 days ago

    When will people figure out that Musk is just putting people on? Hyperloop? Will never happen. SpaceX? Will never happen. He has never made a declaration that came true. Even his fanboys are about to wake up.

    WAS TECH&TUTORIALS 5 days ago


  • winter
    winter 5 days ago

    BFR stands for big fucking rocket

  • fortnitecringe
    fortnitecringe 5 days ago

    it will waste a lot of fuel

  • Kevin McDougall
    Kevin McDougall 6 days ago

    Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.
    --Miguel De Unamano

  • Ulfric Stormcake
    Ulfric Stormcake 6 days ago

    It is a good idea, normal people could see space, but that shit would cost like 14 times more than a normal aiplane flight

  • Jacob Travers
    Jacob Travers 7 days ago

    basically, no

  • John bellagiolake
    John bellagiolake 8 days ago

    it going to be expensive one way and round trip from new york city to singapore city singapore but it will be less than two hour then traditional up to 20 hour flight long distance.

  • Tsm _BRECHER
    Tsm _BRECHER 9 days ago

    Couldn’t they take pills go to sleep and wake up in orbit

  • Pyrus Rex
    Pyrus Rex 9 days ago

    The biggest issue I can see isn't reliability. It's inevitable that rocket travel will become safer. It's not cost, either. There are plenty of people who could afford a BFR flight. Even if it was priced like Concorde, it would still be booked solid. The biggest challenge I can see implementing this would be the noise. This thing would have to be MILES from the parent airport. All those Raptors firing, even in its smaller iteration, would dwarf the sound that even the Saturn V put out. If you were on the coast, it would probably have to be launched at sea. If launched inland, it would break windows potentially miles away, and it would have to take a flight path that kept it from flying over populated areas, as both the engine exhaust and the sonic boom in the lower atmospheric phase of flight, as well as during reentry, would have every negative Nancy and bitchy old woman up in arms about the fact that their doilies can't keep their antique China dishes from falling off the shelf. I'd get off on it, but not alot of other people would like that.

  • Ketchup Rod
    Ketchup Rod 9 days ago

    There’s already tons of space junk idk about his one.

  • ian ball
    ian ball 10 days ago

    Air line figures to space flight figures will never compare. Like for like. Its not possible. Your dealing with space and thats no joke.

  • ian ball
    ian ball 10 days ago

    You want to pay more. No pay less. Or don't fly at all.

  • simsportif
    simsportif 10 days ago

    this rocket travel idea reminds me of aldous huxley and Brave new world. shame that we're slowly heading the same way socially too.

  • Joseph Stalin
    Joseph Stalin 10 days ago

    BFR = Big Fucking Rocket

    UB3RFR3NZY 11 days ago

    This would be able to make enough money to support itself. Think about London to Dubai. There will be a lot of billionaires that are willing to pay a l;ot of fucking money to get there in half an hour.

  • Hanif Yudha
    Hanif Yudha 11 days ago

    Spacex should use graphine

  • Ben Gill
    Ben Gill 12 days ago

    Man is so exciting all this stuff going on with space travel and rockets and the like. I'm just an average dumb ass but it's still an exciting time to be alive... there's much to be greatfull for and happy to be alive!

  • Musa Malema
    Musa Malema 12 days ago

    read the whole ticket . LIKE REALLY READ IT. 4:15

  • BrakItDown 7
    BrakItDown 7 12 days ago

    You can cut the crew costs. They are unnecessary because the rockets are all run by computer code.

  • mathias lundstrøm
    mathias lundstrøm 13 days ago

    I think the you put to much emphasis on the ticket price seeing it as this product is unique and offers so much more than the current product (traditional airliners). In addition to being a incomparable option when it comes to time, it offers a majestic experience impossible elsewhere (unless perhaps with blue origin). Being able to fly in space in the most powerfull rocket ever is the dream for countless people. Most of them would probably pay properly for this experience, not to mention the rich. The first passanger flights on airplanes was incredibly expensive and almost exclusively for the wealthy at first. Many people chose to travel with planes for the experience of looking down from the skyes with the birds. With that being said, do I believe this idea will be put into practice? No, or at least not anytime soon. There are. as you mentioned, incredibly many challenges to conquer. The fact that the bfr has yet to be built and proven to work is a major one. Furthermore, as you talked about, the many legal aspects. I believe this was more of a marketing push than a serious business idea. The general consensus amongst the public when it comes to rockets is that they are correlated with missiles, they are dangerous and incredibly adwanced and expensive. Opening the eyes of the public to this potential of rocket science contradicts all these opinions. Giving these promises shows ordinarly people that they can get more positives out of the strange concept of spacetechnology and influence investors to take these space/rocket companies more serious by showing that they can be more flexible with what they can offer and thus be a more attracrive business. This came out way longer than originally planned but hope you enjoyed my views.

  • darthmal2010
    darthmal2010 13 days ago


  • Zombie Fool
    Zombie Fool 13 days ago

    Never gain large scale acceptance.

  • Seth Rose
    Seth Rose 13 days ago

    At 4:15 it says "Big Fucking Rocket" on the ticket xD

  • christopher
    christopher 14 days ago

    I think this will come to fruition GOD bless!

  • Caeden Irizarry
    Caeden Irizarry 14 days ago

    space forever!

  • x2ThomasDaTrain :D
    x2ThomasDaTrain :D 14 days ago

    Waw 30 seconds away from 10 MINUTE MARK

  • Sansar Sah
    Sansar Sah 14 days ago

    I say yes, in modern life time is very crucial, long time in plane is booring.

  • Sansar Sah
    Sansar Sah 14 days ago

    Probably it is gonna suit for business man and enterpreneurs and for whome time is crucial.

  • Abir gupta
    Abir gupta 14 days ago

    instead of competing, or working parallelly, why don't SpaceX of commercial airlines work together?

  • youreale
    youreale 14 days ago

    The idea to send urgent cargo this way is good, but sending people to a vertical take-off and landing is stupid (too risky), and not economically feasible. Maybe the solution for fast, transoceanic flight in near future can be made by atmospheric, hypersonic vehicles, not space vehicles.

    • Brian Kabonyo
      Brian Kabonyo 11 days ago

      cars used to be expensive (not like rockets but still) they also used to have a very very poor safety records
      In the future this could be possible

  • Barbara Brinkmeyer
    Barbara Brinkmeyer 14 days ago

    Incredible accomplishment.

  • Opportunity In China
    Opportunity In China 14 days ago

    I'd definitely like to see Elon's transcontinental flight plans with the BFR come to fruition. My 14 hour flights from Chicago to Shanghai are less than pleasant.

  • David Elliott Lewis
    David Elliott Lewis 15 days ago

    Your ticket pricing assumptions are seriously flawed. The value of air transport anywhere in the world in under an hour could be worth many times what current subsonic first class travel is priced at. These errors make every statement you make about the economics of this BFR supersonic rocket/plane suspect. This is shoddy reporting.

  • Joddy Odonnell
    Joddy Odonnell 15 days ago

    you forgot concord

    CREATIVE GAMING 15 days ago

    Do you know that we need train 3 years to go through space and still you think it worth and replace traditional airliners

  • NoobDoesTheInternet
    NoobDoesTheInternet 15 days ago

    Bfr is intercontinental and Interplanetary so it can go to any places here on earth and same with Planets

  • Scott Allen
    Scott Allen 16 days ago

    some major things to over come...YEA Like G Forces

  • Rinaldi Moscatiello
    Rinaldi Moscatiello 16 days ago

    Not happening

  • D.Phillips Racing
    D.Phillips Racing 16 days ago

    Reduction in ticket prices lmao

  • Flash357
    Flash357 16 days ago

    No It won't, not in the near future (within 50 years). It is a silly question, until they come up with another power source for rockets.

  • ExclusiveLots
    ExclusiveLots 17 days ago

    0:37 **zooms in on a very expensive plane ticket**

  • Jose Tanchão
    Jose Tanchão 17 days ago

    And the price for that!? Very friendly, "for all people"! And the gap between classes will be Spacial!

  • Syllence
    Syllence 17 days ago

    Maybe they've already figured it out but I see nobody adressing this: What about people getting sick? Don't you need months of preparation to be able to handle staying in zero gravity or the pressure of a rocket leaving the atmosphere? Being in that thing is like being inside a toy in the mouth of a giant running dog. Ouch

  • Imran Sahir
    Imran Sahir 17 days ago

    BFR actually stands for Big Fucking Rocket.

  • Mike Jones
    Mike Jones 17 days ago

    I have doubts of the durability of it because of the constant reentering of earths atmosphere, there will inevitable deaths and setbacks..

  • Kalpak Take
    Kalpak Take 17 days ago

    This is Elon's attempt to make more money for his ultimate goal, he is really a genius! Hats off!

  • nilok7
    nilok7 17 days ago

    So SpaceX needs to reach a safety rating on par with airlines, something that look the entire airline industry over 100 years to achieve.
    Me thinks that is not a fair comparison.

  • Okamonu Oyoma
    Okamonu Oyoma 18 days ago

    Elon Musk will be one of the first persengers to fly on the earth-to-earth BFR transport... It's just logical and Elon Musky thing to do, he rocks

  • Dhaval Brahmbhatt
    Dhaval Brahmbhatt 18 days ago

    Although I will never be able to afford a seat on BFR in my life, I hope I live long enough to see one carry ppl from London to NY or some place. I will be content with that.

  • Micael García
    Micael García 18 days ago

    Na, it just won't work, people can travel in planes while they're sleeping if they want to save time, and a rocket is just way too expensive, unless you can both maintain all parts and make the fuel not a problem, I don't see it happening.

  • Cole Siebert
    Cole Siebert 18 days ago

    BFR does not mean big falcon rocket

  • TheProGamerz86 L
    TheProGamerz86 L 19 days ago

    United airlines, kicking people of the BFR in the middle of space

  • Hunter Nelson
    Hunter Nelson 19 days ago

    Now we need a tiny bfr to land in peoples back yards and drop off packages.

  • VbN_Shotxy
    VbN_Shotxy 19 days ago

    I'd still ride it.

  • John Ensslen
    John Ensslen 19 days ago

    Does producer realize the growing older population of the baby boomers generation for those born 1946 to 1964 . Yes I feel the Airline industry ought to change and promote the Aerospace industry Since we already have Who knows It could open more markets. NASA could make money if the commercial Aerospace industry Especially if China gets man or people to the moon first.

  • Minh Hieu
    Minh Hieu 20 days ago

    Wealthy ....take rocket
    Middle class....,,plane
    Low class....bus

  • Raymond Zhang
    Raymond Zhang 20 days ago

    4:19 lol

  • latest Mobile hacks
    latest Mobile hacks 20 days ago

    BFR if it even gets approval it must not be used because the fuel amount used and the boosters which are left in space may some time collapse on earth due to gravity

  • haroon420
    haroon420 20 days ago

    Two points that weren’t raised, what would the g-forces be like on the rocket and will the fact that the rockets won’t totally go into outer space won’t cause as much damage and therefore increase the reusability of the rockets?

  • NatarajSingaluri
    NatarajSingaluri 20 days ago

    It is necessary and important to take new ways to improve/survive our lives

  • Anushka Athukorala
    Anushka Athukorala 20 days ago

    i think we use this for multi-planetary transportation

  • Long Nguyen Quynh
    Long Nguyen Quynh 21 day ago

    Now boarding *big fucking rocket*

  • Dr. Invader;}
    Dr. Invader;} 22 days ago

    Worldwide death rates increase by 49.024%

  • The Sisko
    The Sisko 22 days ago

    No, not everyone could survive the violent launch. Its a thrill seakers ride.

  • Epic Gamer
    Epic Gamer 23 days ago

    imagine a huge amazon rocket lands on you'r house

  • scottsrtr
    scottsrtr 23 days ago

    This is not going to happen.

  • amit choudhury
    amit choudhury 24 days ago

    Hyperloop is a safer option, and if a wind tunnel is added to the tube to aid the motion on maglev, speed can be doubled. Cost of making the fixed routes may be similar, and running cost much cheaper.

  • Disease of unrighteousness nothing

    I'm no rocket scientists but how will ppl sit in a rocket? How many ppl can it carry? I'm sure sitting upside down powering up against gravity on a space rocket is not ideal @ all. You hear how scary that sounds. Anything goes wrong, 0 to nothing, chance of survival. And let me tell you constant going in and out of earth's gravity something will go wrong. Question is when. The saying goes don't cut short corners over safety.

  • László Dénes
    László Dénes 24 days ago

    4:20 Big Fucking Rocket
    What a coincidence...

  • Ghost Erik
    Ghost Erik 25 days ago

    that's the only thing that they can do. And make sure they have no windows so people don't get a chance to see the "curvature" (lack thereof) #flatearth

  • PGGaming Will
    PGGaming Will 25 days ago

    Reduction in TICKET PRICES!?!?!
    it still expensive asf, I cant a Ford that shit

  • PGGaming Will
    PGGaming Will 25 days ago +1

    BFR = Big Fucking Rocket

  • Null_ 203
    Null_ 203 26 days ago

    18 has died, and 14 of them are from the space shuttle program
    = =

  • pcuimac
    pcuimac 26 days ago

    It's a fucking dangerous idiotic idea to begin with. Riding a H2+O2 bomb and starting in the middle of the Hudson? Good luck with getting that approved by anybody but Trump. Cape Caneveral is outside of every major town. An explosion like that on the Hudson river could level the whole western side of Manhatten and parts of New Jersey on the other side. smh

  • De broedas
    De broedas 26 days ago

    I love it

  • prashanth rajasekaren
    prashanth rajasekaren 26 days ago

    I love to travel in rocket .Keep going brf you will reach the goal for sure hardwork and smart work never fails.

  • Jackson Schellhorn
    Jackson Schellhorn 27 days ago

    If I had a .25% chance of dying on a plane I would stay off of planes forever. The chances of a rocket killing me is way higher than .25% also, I’m not stupid enough to think it takes less than 3 hours to prep a rocket.

  • SH Possibilia
    SH Possibilia 27 days ago

    The short answer is NO. The future is low emission, low cost fligths from smaller airports. This will be a toy for the rich.

  • Owl.
    Owl. 28 days ago

    u didn't even say it right, Elon Musk confirmed its big fu***** rocket. U know bfr-bfg.

  • Draco Yungin
    Draco Yungin 28 days ago

    This going to make same day delivery very exciting 😂😂😂

  • Egg Man
    Egg Man 28 days ago

    I don't see space travel replacing airlines, it just can't. To many people have to moved, and it's just not cost efficient. Maybe for VIP's

  • Stephen Podesta
    Stephen Podesta 28 days ago

    This is a long way away, the FDA would just never allow it.

  • xevious2501
    xevious2501 29 days ago

    In the year 1620.. someone should've really blown up those boats!!!

  • emwhyte
    emwhyte 29 days ago

    lol so hard.... no, the answer is no.