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SpaceX leaves Red Dragon out of Mars plan

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says he expects to see astronauts flying to the International Space Station on his company’s Dragon capsules by mid-2018 – but is downplaying a technology that would have opened the way for robotic “Red Dragon” missions to … Continue reading

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SpaceX puts Arcadia on the map for Mars

SpaceX’s current favorite place to land on Mars is reportedly Arcadia Planitia, which combines flat terrain, potential deposits of water ice and an equatorial region well-suited for solar power. According to Space News, that’s the word from SpaceX’s Paul Wooster, … Continue reading

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SpaceX plans to send ships to Mars in 2018

SpaceX is teasing plans to send robotic Red Dragon capsules to Mars atop its Falcon Heavy rocket, starting as soon as 2018. The Red Dragon mission concept has been on the agenda for years: Researchers at NASA’s Ames Research Center have … Continue reading

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