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This speculative SpaceX timeline reveals roughly when, where, and how Elon Musk plans to colonize Mars

Elon Musk is devoted to colonizing Mars — that's why he founded SpaceX. Each vehicle that SpaceX has developed since then gets the company closer to Musk's goal of putting humans on the red planet.
An artist's depiction of NASA's Space Launch System rocketing a crew toward orbit.

NASA’s only plan to return astronauts to the moon after nearly 50 years just got slammed by an internal audit

NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) is designed to be the world's most powerful rocket — one able to take astronauts to the moon and Mars. However, the program is running years behind schedule and facing billions in cost overruns. A new government audit singles out Boeing and NASA for missteps.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks at the International Astronautical Congress on September 29, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia.

Elon Musk usually reveals new details about SpaceX’s plan to colonize Mars at this annual conference. The next one is in 2 weeks, but Musk hasn&...

Elon Musk shared his plans to colonize Mars with his rocket company, SpaceX, at the 2016 and 2017 annual meetings of the International Astronautical Congress. However, organizers of the major spaceflight conference say they don't know if he'll show up this year.
SpaceX's rendering of a Big Falcon Rocket spaceship carrying a passenger around the moon.

Elon Musk is about to name the first person to fly around the moon in a giant new SpaceX rocket ship

Elon Musk's aerospace company, SpaceX, is about to name "the world's first private passenger" who will fly around the moon in the company's Big Falcon Rocket or BFR spacecraft. SpaceX will provide more details about the mission on Monday.
A cutaway drawing that imagines the inside of Elon Musk's Big Falcon Spaceship. SpaceX plans to build and use the vehicle for the first crewed Mars missions.

This imaginative drawing liked by Elon Musk reveals just how crazy SpaceX’s first missions to Mars will be

SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, is building a spacecraft called the Big Falcon Rocket to launch people to Mars. Details are limited, but a scientist and artist in the Netherlands drew a cross-section illustration that imagines the inner workings of its 157-foot spaceship.
NASA astronaut and Commercial Crew member Sunita "Suni" Williams tests a mock-up of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship and spacesuit in April 2018.

This seasoned NASA astronaut wore SpaceX and Boeing’s new spacesuits — here’s what she thinks of them

Boeing and SpaceX have designed and built new spacesuits to protect NASA's finest. Astronaut Sunita "Suni" Williams — who's worn multiple spacesuits, spent 7 months in orbit, and is a member of NASA's Commercial Crew Program — has tried on the companies' new suits. Here's what she thinks.
An illustration of IBM's CIMON robotic head floating in space above Earth.

SpaceX launched a flying robot head that will befriend lonely astronauts on the space station — and later spy on them

SpaceX launched a Dragon cargo ship toward the International Space Station on Friday. In addition to supplies, the spaceship will deliver an artificially intelligent robotic head, called Crew Interactive Mobile Companion (CIMON), which will use IBM Watson software.
CIMON — the Crew Interactive Mobile Companion — is programmed to interact astronauts on the International Space Station.

Astronauts on the space station are getting a new friend: A floating, talking robotic head that follows them around

European astronaut Alexander Gerst is bringing a special gift to the International Space Station: a floating, talking orb powered by IBM Watson.
NASA is modifying and testing space shuttle engines for use on its new Space Launch System mega-rocket.

NASA just fired an old space shuttle engine at ‘113% thrust’ — and plans to use it on a new mega-rocket

The space agency is modifying old space shuttle engines for use on SLS, a 321-foot-tall mega-rocket that might send astronauts to the moon and Mars.
BigelowSpaceOps.com began showing this image around February 8, 2018. It shows two B330 inflatable habitats (top left) and an XBASE module attached to the International Space Station (bottom-right).

Hotel billionaire Robert Bigelow is about to launch a new spaceflight company

The goal of Bigelow Space Operations is under wraps for now, but the company is launching at an unprecedented moment for the spaceflight industry.