Apparently, Musk is not very happy with this claim. Responding to this news, Musk wrote on his Twitter account "Do it."
In an interview with The Street, Muilenburg himself considers Boeing's relationship with SpaceX like partners and competitors. "It's competition, it's competitive, in some areas we work together, we launch satellites using SpaceX rockets, but we're also competing," Muilenburg said.
Competition between Boeing and SpaceX is also judged as triggering productivity. According to him, the greater public and corporate interest in the space travel industry will have a positive impact on national interests and also trigger Boeing to become better.
Muilenburg then explains Boeing's plan to travel to Mars. As a first step, Boeing will travel to the Moon first.
"We're going back to the moon, the current government is very inclined to return to the Moon, build a lunar station and then use it as a stepping stone to Mars and I believe that the first person who set foot on Mars will get there using a Boeing rocket," explains Muilenburg.