Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Human colony on Mars: SpaceX’s backup plan for humanity

Space journalist and NASASpaceFlight Managing Director Chris Bergin’s latest tweet on SpaceX’s “most exciting thing ever” has set social media ablaze in anticipation of a big announcement, promised earlier in 2015 by Elon Musk in a Reddit AMA. Now, the SpaceX CEO may be unveiling his plan for the next big step in space travel – a human colony on Mars.

SpaceX’s stellar record in space transport services and aerospace manufacturing may soon get a shot in the arm with an announcement of the Mars Colonial Transporter, or MCT, reports TechTimes. A human settlement on Mars doesn’t seem too far away, with many estimates having put the years between 2025 and 2030 probable for the launch of the first human mission to Mars.

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