Archive for September, 2019

SpaceX and Mars

September 28, 2019

From their website: “Our aspirational goal is to send our first cargo mission to Mars in 2022. The objectives for the first mission will be to confirm water resources, identify hazards, and put in place initial power, mining, and life support infrastructure. A second mission, with both cargo and crew, is targeted for 2024.”

That’s human presence in 6 years!!! NASA’s plans are more like 10-15 years out (and that is widely viewed as overly ambitious). We’ll check back later!