Billionaire entrepreneur who said several times that he founded SpaceX in 2002 specifically to help the colonization of Mars offered new details about the Red Planet, postings on Twitter and conferences and interviews.
He recently announced that SpaceX wants to launch its first mission to Mars in less than two years in May 2018. In its unmanned probe, Dragon will land on Mars to test landing system and other technologists that will involve manned missions will need.
The supersonic retropropulsoarele insecure ,, '', with which Dragon will slow down when you will enter the Martian atmosphere. But if the tests are successful, the Red Dragon will be just the beginning of the company SpaceX missions to Mars.
,, What I'm saying is that we have established a cargo route to Mars, '' said Musk. ,, It will be a safe route that will take place every 26 months. It will be like a train station, where researchers will consider safe will choose, because it will be much cheaper than other means of this kind exist today, '' he added.
In 2020, the company plans to launch an unmanned Dragon capsule using two Falcon rockets. 2022 will launch unmanned capsule, but other purposes, it will build architecture SpaceX colony on Mars that Musk recently baptized him Interplanetary Transport System (ITS).
Musk said he wants to carry through SIT Mars more people. But his plans are more ambitious. It wants to achieve a permanent settlement to be used when the Earth will no longer be inhabited.
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