28 April Thursday 2016, Elon Musk SpaceX plans to land spacecraft on Mars within 2018. NASA has been helping in this plan. This shows the co-operation between the private and public sector working together to reach the red planet Mars.
An official SpaceX made an announcement on Twitter that they will be sending spacecraft or Robot that can operate successfully on the Martian surface. This mission is not that easy as only U.S have done it till now. And also have been seen that many attempts have failed to do it. SpaceX planning to send Dragon to Mars by 2018.Red Dragons will inform overall Mars architecture and details to come.
Recently tested Dragon 2’s SuperDraco propulsive landing system at our McGregor, TX facility. Key for Mars landing pic.twitter.com/dV1nhKDMhr
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) 27 April 2016
The co-operation and partnership between SpaceX and NASA have a goal of Humans on Mars by 2030s. This is another very important step taken by the NASA. While NASA continues to pursue its own deep space missions and the agency has also spent years, billions of dollars and helping to support a robust commercial space industry, which it is increasingly partnering with to develop the technologies to explore the cosmos.
NASA said that it is supporting spaceX without any financial support, but spaceX will provide valuable entry, descent and landing data to NASA for our journey to Mars. SpaceX MUSK the billionaire’s who also runs the electric car maker Tesla founded SpaceX more than 10 years ago with the goal of colonizing Mars.
Going to Mars is not that easy as it is 140 million miles from Earth, the planets Mars comes near Earth about 35 million miles every 26 months. But it might take more time also. Skeptics think that despite its grand aspirations, NASA is nowhere close to getting humans there. And of the 43 robotic missions to Mars, including flybys, attempted by four different countries, only 18 have been total successes.
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