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 ...

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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.

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

Obama says private and public cooperation will get U.S. to Mars in the 2030s

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 ...

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