MINDBLOWING! Elon Musk REVEALING Plans to LAND on MARS
We have heard a lot about the SpaceX mars program but what exactly is it? How long will it take to go to mars? Will SpaceX go to Mars before NASA? How much would a ticket cost? Let us find this out.
Hi, SpaceX fans, we are back with another video. Today we are talking about the SpaceX mars program.
The SpaceX Mars program is a development effort launched by Elon Musk and SpaceX to aid in the ultimate colonization of Mars. The program involves entirely reusable launch vehicles, human-rated spacecraft, on-orbit propellant tankers, rapid-turnaround launch/landing platforms, and in-situ rocket fuel manufacturing on Mars.
SpaceX’s aspirational objective has been to put the first humans on Mars by 2024, but Elon Musk designated 2024 as the target date for an uncrewed trip in October 2020. Elon Musk stated at the Axel Springer Award 2020 that he is very convinced that the first crewed trips to Mars will take place in 2026.
The SpaceX Starship, a fully reusable super-heavy lift launch vehicle under development since 2018, is expected to be a crucial component of the mission. that carries a big payload, the spaceship would first enter Earth orbit to carry a big payload, where it would be refueled before heading to Mars. The spaceship would be loaded with locally manufactured propellants after landing on Mars to return to Earth.
SpaceX’s Mars aspirations, as well as the exact mission architectures and launch vehicle designs that could be able to participate in parts of that architecture, have changed over time, and only limited information has been made public. However, since the architecture’s unveiling in late 2016, all launch vehicles, spacecraft, and ground infrastructure have shared some fundamental components.
Musk presented “Mars Oasis” in 2001, a project to land a compact experimental greenhouse with dehydrated gel on Mars to grow plants on Martian soil, which would be the furthest that life has ever traveled and would be funded by NASA. Musk understood that traveling to Mars would be prohibitively expensive without a breakthrough in rocket technology even with a far greater space budget.
Elon Musk announced a personal ambition of someday permitting human exploration and settlement of Mars as early as 2007, his public interest in Mars dates back to 2001. Additional information regarding the mission design was provided in bits and pieces between 2011 and 2015, including a 2014 statement that the first colonists would arrive on Mars no early than the middle of the 2020s.
Work on the Starship launch system began in 2012, when SpaceX began designing the Raptor rocket engine. One of the most time-consuming subprocesses in the creation of new rockets is the development of rocket engines. Musk announced a high-level idea in October 2012 to create a second reusable rocket system with capabilities much above those of the Falcon 9/Falcon Heavy launch vehicles.
This new rocket was supposed to be “an evolution of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster… substantially larger [than Falcon 9].” However, Musk stated that SpaceX would not discuss publicly about it until 2013. Musk announced in June 2013 that he planned to postpone any future IPO of SpaceX shares on the public market until the “Mars Colonial Transporter” was flying regularly.
In August 2014, media reports claimed that the MCT’s first flight test could take place as early as 2020, in order to completely test the engines under orbital spaceflight conditions; nonetheless, any colonization endeavor was said to be “far into the future.”
Musk stated in January 2015 that he wanted to provide specifics of the “totally new architecture” for the system that would enable Mars colonization by late 2015. However, those plans changed, and by December 2015, the plan to publicly share additional details had been pushed back to 2016.
Musk stated in January 2016 that he hoped to discuss the architecture for the Mars missions with the next generation SpaceX rocket and spacecraft later that year at the 67th International Astronautical Congress.
Musk demonstrated important details of the transport vehicle design on September 27, 2016, at the 67th annual meeting of the International Astronautical Congress, including size, construction material, number and type of engines, thrust, cargo and passenger payload capabilities, on-orbit propellant-tanker refills, representative transit times, and so on.
Furthermore, Musk advocated for a larger systemic vision, a vision for a bottom-up emergent order of other interested parties, companies, individuals, or governments to use the new and lower-cost transportation infrastructure to build up a human civilization on Mars, potentially, on numerous locations throughout the Solar System, by meeting the demand that such a growing venture would cause.
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