SpaceX needs to land on Mars as early as 2018

SpaceX wants to land on Mars as early as 2018

SpaceX was already fairly formidable when it signaled plans to ship a Dragon capsule to Mars, however the initially hoped-for 2022 launch was apparently not fast sufficient. The corporate has introduced plans to ship an unmanned Dragon to Mars “as quickly as” 2018 — that is simply a few years from now, people. It additionally expects Purple Dragons to outline the “general Mars structure.” Different particulars are scant at I write this, nevertheless it’s already clear that SpaceX needs to attempt interplanetary journey as shortly as attainable.

Planning to ship Dragon to Mars as quickly as 2018. Purple Dragons will inform general Mars structure, particulars to return

— SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 27, 2016