Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Elon Musk to unveil Mars plans this year, wants to go to space by 2020

It is safe to say there is a fair amount of skepticism in the traditional aerospace community about SpaceX’s technical and financial wherewithal to pull off the colonization of Mars during the next couple of decades. But Musk said human missions could begin by about 2025. Asked if this was too soon by the moderator, Musk replied that nine years “seems like a long time to me.”

Musk also said he hopes to fly in one of his Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station in four or five years. Although a handful of space tourists have visited the Russian Mir Station and International Space Station aboard government vehicles, it would be unprecedented for a person whose company had built a spacecraft to then fly that spacecraft into space.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: arstechnica.com

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