lona Musk, founder of private space company SpaceX, claims that its Dragon spacecraft will be send to Mars already in 2018.
The project under the name “Red Dragon” (Red Dragon) begins testing the technologies required for landing a greater amount of burden weight to the Red Planet, and they are already working on the infrastructure required for colonization and the plans will be announced later this
The company said that unmanned missions will perform Falcon Heavy booster which can carry into orbit burden weighing equal to seven aircraft.
Also, the company is working on a new version of the Dragon spacecraft, which can carry seven people on the long journey. Musk says he plans to send the first people to the Red Planet by 2026’s.
-We will be spread on different and other planets, or we are going to risk to be cut off – he said.
According to Musk, extinction is certain and inevitable.
In a blog which was published by the deputy director of NASA Dava Newman says that the agency was “particularly excited” due to start of SpaceX.
– NASA will offer technical support to the company’s plan to land spacecraft on Mars Dragon 2, Newman wrote.
– Sending people to Mars will be one of the greatest achievements in the history of civilization.