Today, Elon Musk suggested that SpaceX will abandon its plans to land the company’s Dragon capsule on Mars — a mission the company had been aiming to do as early as 2020.
SpaceX will not fully develop the landing technique it was going to use to land the Dragon on Mars. Known as the Red Dragon mission, the capsule was meant to lower itself to solid ground using engines embedded in its hull, and then touch down gently on landing legs in a method known as propulsive landing. But Musk said the company will come up with another way to land vehicles on the Martian surface.
QuarkFly wrote:The microbe issue is an interesting one. Could we contaminate Mars
-- or Mars contaminate Earth?
QuarkFly wrote:.At the end, Musk shows how the BFR will also become a passenger rocket-liner which will connect most places on earth in less than 30 minutes...no airport needed -- just land the rocket and passengers on barges near cites. Airbus and Boeing are going out of business! Still all surrealistic too me ??
QuarkFly wrote:Some negative commentaries about going to Mars...maybe a bit biased or unfair, but the technological issues aside -- not everybody is on board for a trip to Mars yet...
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