SpaceX and Elon Musk has now presented their vision of making humans a multiplanetary species. Based on the new rocket engine Raptor the Interplanetary Transport System will take 100 people to Mars.
SpaceX pictures at Flickr
The Verge: SpaceX articles
Space.com: SpaceX’s Mars colonization in images
Video below: SpaceX’s Interplanetary Transport System:
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Wikipedia: SpaceX | Elon Musk | Mars | Raptor rocket engine | Interplanetary Transport System | Mars Colonization
It’s about to start, you can follow it live at www.iac2016.org.
Elon Musk is expected to present his mission to Mars today: Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species.
English video stream. Full programme: PDF.
The Verge: Elon Musk’s Mars colonization announcement
See the interview with Elon Musk at the Code Conference. He’s interviewed by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg.
Elon Musk is giving us more details about his Mars plans: cargo ships to Mars in 2018, humans to Mars in 2024, arriving in 2025:
Seekers: SpaceX to launch people to Mars in 8 years
More details will come in September at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara in Mexico.
The SpaceX CRS-8 landing at sea is fantastic.
Above is launch and landing of first stage. Below is the press conference. Elon Musk says at the end that he will talk about his plans for Mars at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico in September.