What you thought was only possible in movies is now happening in real life. Elon Musk is pushing the limits of how we think about rockets and space travel with his revolutionary company SpaceX. They are hired regularly by various companies and the government to set up satellites, perform experiments, conduct national security missions, and resupply the International Space Station.
SpaceX, however, has its sights set even higher than these missions. Elon Musk’s stated goal is to “make life interplanetary,” and the first step is getting to Mars. While this may sound far-fetched, SpaceX has released a plan to send cargo vessels to Mars in 2022 and people in 2024 to start creating a city.
Currently, they are modifying their Dragon cargo spacecraft to carry people and will be performing unmanned tests this year for NASA’s approval. Should this be successful, they will begin performing test launches with the crew inside. Dates for the Crew Dragon test are still TBD, but with 4 other launches scheduled for August in Cape Canaveral, there’s still plenty to see!
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