Private US Company Aims To Put A Man On Mars In 10-20 Years

Mars_HubbleOne of these days, bang, zoom, straight to….Mars? SpaceX, a private company based in the California, is hoping to put a man on Mars within a decade or two. From Agence France-Presse via The Raw Story:

Private US company SpaceX hopes to put an astronaut on Mars within 10 to 20 years, the head of the firm said.

“We’ll probably put a first man in space in about three years,” Elon Musk told the Wall Street Journal Saturday. “We’re going all the way to Mars, I think… best case 10 years, worst case 15 to 20 years.”

SpaceX is one of the two leading private space companies in the United States and has won $75 million from the US space agency NASA to help its pursuit of developing a spacecraft to replace the space shuttle.

The California-based company last year completed its first successful test of an unmanned space capsule into orbit and back.

[Continues at The Raw Story]

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  • Elmyr23

    Why are we paying a private company to do research for a product we would like to have. Why don’t we hire people and spend the money ourselves. In the end Space x will own the rights and sell us the product. Someone please help explain this free market, because i just don’t seem to get the basics of it a lot times.

  • Elmyr23

    Why are we paying a private company to do research for a product we would like to have. Why don’t we hire people and spend the money ourselves. In the end Space x will own the rights and sell us the product. Someone please help explain this free market, because i just don’t seem to get the basics of it a lot times.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Farewell to the era of great ‘national’ achievements. The days when a nations people might look upon an accomplishment as theirs collectively is gone…the new ground breakers will be corporations and conglomerates. Hello, CocaCola Galaxy, hello Nike Spiral…goodbye Neil Armstrong and Yuri Gargarin.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Farewell to the era of great ‘national’ achievements. The days when a nations people might look upon an accomplishment as theirs collectively is gone…the new ground breakers will be corporations and conglomerates. Hello, CocaCola Galaxy, hello Nike Spiral…goodbye Neil Armstrong and Yuri Gargarin.

  • Annie

    Ejaculating your sperm into deep space eh? What about conserving and restoring and restocking this beautiful planet we have here and now??? Take time to smell the roses……..

  • Annie

    Ejaculating your sperm into deep space eh? What about conserving and restoring and restocking this beautiful planet we have here and now??? Take time to smell the roses……..

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