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SpaceX on Mars: mission impossible?

Elon Musk has always ensured that the ultimate goal of SpaceX is the colonization of the Red Planet. But is his desire to deposit humans on Mars by the end of the decade believable? On the other side of the Rhine, two engineers have done the accounting…

“2029.” Although he has lowered his ambitions a bit – the original date was 2024 – Elon Musk still hopes to send men to Mars before the end of the decade. At least that’s what the man with 100 million followers announced on March 16, 2022 on Twitter, in a laconic but very noticeable answer to the question of a user. For several years, SpaceX has been developing a giant spacecraft – the Starship – with the goal of making it the vehicle and the first crew habitat for the Red Planet. When it reaches 120m high on its huge booster (called SuperHeavy), it will have the capacity to carry more than 100 tonnes of payload into low Earth orbit. At first this wonderful

“2029.” Although he has lowered his ambitions a bit – the original date was 2024 – Elon Musk still hopes to send men to Mars before the end of the decade. At least that’s what the man with 100 million followers announced on March 16, 2022 on Twitter, in a laconic but very noticeable answer to the question of a user.

For several years, SpaceX has been developing a giant spacecraft – the Starship – with the goal of making it the vehicle and the first crew habitat for the Red Planet. Reaching 120m high on its huge booster (called SuperHeavy), it will have the capacity to transport more than 100 tons of payload in low Earth orbit. At first this wonderful

David Fossé, Published on November 24, 2022, Modified on November 17, 2022

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