SpaceX on the planet 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 before the end of the decade credible? Across the Rhine, two engineers have done the accounts…

“2029.” Although he has slightly lowered his ambitions – the original date was 2024 – Elon Musk still hopes to send men to Mars by the end of the decade. In any case, this is 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 120 m 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 slightly lowered his ambitions – the original date was 2024 – Elon Musk still hopes to send men to Mars by the end of the decade. In any case, this is 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 120 m 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

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

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