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Elon Musk releases details of plan to colonise Mars – here’s what a planetary expert thinks

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, has released new details of his vision to colonise parts of the solar system, including Mars, Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus. His gung ho plans – designed to make humans a multi-planetary species in case civilisation collapses – include launching flights to Mars as early as 2023. The details, just published in the journal New Space, ar...[Read More]

This is SpaceX’s Interplanetary Transport System, which will be taking folks to Mars

We’ve been waiting for this. Elon Musk, speaking at the International Astronautical Congress last night, has outlined his plans for getting humans off this rock — using a rocket — and onto other planets. He’s already renamed the Mars Colonial Transporter as the Interplanetary Transport System, since it will be able to travel further than Mars. Now… here’s how Mu...[Read More]

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