It will land on Mars to show the new capsule’s ability to reach far-flung destinations throughout our solar system, SpaceX said. Musk plans to unveil SpaceX’s concept for sending humans to Mars this September at the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico.
It’s been more than 45 years since men walked on another surface other than Earth (the last moon landing was December 1972) and yet now, in less than a decade, we will be wandering around another planet in our solar system.
We of course won’t be wandering.
We’ll be building the first settlement on another planet in our solar system.
My money is on Musk and his private space company SpaceX to meet their goals and have men on Mars in less than a decade with the purpose to colonize it.
Wouldn’t that be something?
To put this into perspective, if there were intelligent life on Mars, then that would make us the Aliens.
How’s that for a change of pace?
We have found the aliens and they are us. Something to think about.
Conceptual Drawing of a Mars Colony. Credit: Newscientist.com