SpaceX’s Mars Colonial Transporter: Rumors and Realities ~ For more than a decade, SpaceX CEO and Founder Elon Musk has been hinting at the eventual development of a super-heavy-lift launch vehicle and accompanying spacecraft that can economically transport 100 metric tons (220,462 lbs) of cargo or 100 people to the surface of Mars.   The purpose of this ‘Mars Colonial Transporter’ (MCT) would be to establish a large city on Mars that could eventually become a self-sufficient ...

SpaceX’s Mars Colonial Transporter: Rumors and Realities ~ For more than a decade, SpaceX CEO and Founder Elon Musk has been hinting at the eventual development of a super-heavy-lift launch vehicle and accompanying spacecraft that can economically transport 100 metric tons (220,462 lbs) of cargo or 100 people to the surface of Mars. The purpose of this ‘Mars Colonial Transporter’ (MCT) would be to establish a large city on Mars that could eventually become a self-sufficient ...

Concept art for SpaceX's Mars Colonial Transporter by Euan Gray - a spaceship with Bigelow inflatable modules and several Dragon landers.

Mars Colonial Transporter concept by Euan Gray

Concept art for SpaceX's Mars Colonial Transporter by Euan Gray - a spaceship with Bigelow inflatable modules and several Dragon landers.

Elon Musk's SpaceX to Reveal Mars Colonial Transporter Later This Year

Elon Musk's SpaceX to Reveal Mars Colonial Transporter Later This Year

Elon Musk's SpaceX to Reveal Mars Colonial Transporter Later This Year: After already taking strides to conquer the road with his burgeoning, promising automotive house Tesla, the ever-progressive Elon Musk took to Reddit...

Mars Colonial Transporter schematic

Official schematics for Interplanetary Transport System by SpaceX

One of the first fan art based around the design of SpaceX's Mars Vehicle is made by talented modern space artist Bryan Versteeg - a Mars base built around a landed SpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter.

SpaceX spaceship at Mars base by Bryan Versteeg

One of the first fan art based around the design of SpaceX's Mars Vehicle is made by talented modern space artist Bryan Versteeg - a Mars base built around a landed SpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter.

A sketch shows how the top section of the Mars Colonial Transporter might be configured. Credit: John Gardi.

A sketch shows how the top section of the Mars Colonial Transporter might be configured. Credit: John Gardi.

SpaceX’s Mars Colonial Transporter can go “well beyond” Mars | TechCrunch

SpaceX’s Mars Colonial Transporter can go “well beyond” Mars

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