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Reusable ships to Mars

SpaceX Founder, CEO, and Lead Designer Elon Musk reveals his plans for a reusable ship to Mars. He will discuss the long-term technical challenges that need to be solved to support the creation of a permanent, self-sustaining human presence on Mars.

The technical presentation will focus on potential architectures for sustaining humans on the Red Planet that industry, government and the scientific community can collaborate on in the years ahead.

SpaceX reusable ship to Mars

SpaceX was founded in 2002 to revolutionise space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets with reusable ship to Mars. SpaceX designs and manufactures advanced rockets and spacecraft.

SpaceX is the only private company ever to return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, which it first accomplished in December 2010.

The company made history again in May 2012 when its Dragon spacecraft attached to the International Space Station, exchanged cargo payloads, and returned safely to Earth.

Since then Dragon has delivered cargo to and from the space station multiple times, providing regular cargo resupply missions for NASA.

”It might be helpful to realize, that very probably the parents of the first native born Martians are alive today.”

Harrison ‘Jack’ Schmitt

Apollo 17 moonwalker, NASA

The first human beings to land on Mars should not come back to Earth. They should be the beginning of a build-up of a colony/settlement, I call it a ‘permanence’.

Buzz Aldrin

Apollo 11 Moon landing , NASA