Elon Musk plans to work with Frank Stephenson, a famous Ferrari designer, to develop two remote-controlled cars. These vehicles are expected to be launched in 2021 as part of SpaceX's moon mission.
Stephenson is also well-known for his works in McLaren, BMW, and other high-end car brands. Business Insider reported that a SpaceX Falcon 9 is expected to launch the upcoming cars in October 2021.
"This is a project helping to develop the innovators of the future, allowing them to dream big and realize that nothing is impossible," said Stephenson via IGN Southeast Asia.
"Space is a fascinating place, remaining untapped for budding designers and I'm very much looking forward to sharing some of my knowledge to those involved in this innovative project," he added.
High school students will operate the vehicles
Two teams of high school students will operate the upcoming remote-controlled vehicles. Many high schoolers from across the globe will compete in eight weeks and those who are qualified will be included in the remaining six teams.
Each team will have five members and whoever wins will become the final two groups. These groups will compete again on the moon race in 2021. This project was made possible by Moon Mark, a multimedia education company.
The remaining teams will work together with Stephenson. The Ferrari designer explained that the high school students' adventures in space will be captured, produced, and distributed across the world by Moon Mark.
The moon race will help young people
As of the moment, Stephenson and the high school students haven't released any update yet about what the vehicles will look like. Once the cars are manufactured, they will be carried in a Nova-C lunar lander, which is created by Intuitive Machines, a company working with Moon Mark and Lunar Outpost.
This space missions will help younger generations since they will be involved in aerospace. The moon race will help them understand more about outer space, explained by Justin Cyrus, the CEO of Lunar Outpost.
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Written by: Giuliano de Leon.