SpaceX isn’t the only organization going to Mars. NASA has scheduled a manned mission to orbit ol’ Red in 2033, followed by “boots on Mars” in a subsequent but as-yet-undefined mission.The agency’s Martian plans haven’t received nearly as much attention as those from SpaceX. This is probably because NASA’s post-Apollo record of manned exploration has been an evolving disappointment, with timelines shifting from administration to administration and budget to budget. But perhaps that lull was just part of the process the science had to go through before it got real
Asgardia-1 is due for launch in August, and after that, the next hurdle (on a road that’s currently more hurdle than road) will be official recognition by the United Nations. Ashurbeyli is confident this will happen in early 2018, although we’d not be too surprised if that little CubeSat ends up being the only part of Asgardia that ever gets off the ground.
In the tweet, Musk confirmed that we will be seeing the rocket launch in just four months, at the end of the summer.The Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful rocket in the world, capable of launching 54 metric tons (119,000 lb) of cargo and crew into space. The rocket will be used to boost the first space tourists to the Moon in a launch expected to take place in 2018. The entire journey is expected to take about six to seven days.
SpaceX just conducted its first test of the Falcon Heavy’s main core.Elon Musk says his team will conduct a test launch of the Falcon Heavy in late summer as they prepare to orbit the Moon in 2018 with two passengers in the first commercial spaceflight.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX has also expressed interest in commercial space travel. The company has developed the Dragon V2 spacecraft, capable of carrying seven people into space. Even more, they are looking to take their travel plans significantly further by promising a trip to the moon in 2018.