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 ...

Will 2016 Be the Year Elon Musk Reveals his Mars Colonial Transporter Plans?

Will 2016 Be the Year Elon Musk Reveals his Mars Colonial Transporter Plans?

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.

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

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

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

Mars Colonial Transporter - Ship

Official schematics for Interplanetary Transport System by SpaceX

Will 2016 be the year Elon Musk reveals his Mars colonial transporter plans?

Will 2016 be the year Elon Musk reveals his Mars colonial transporter plans?

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

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

SpaceXs Mars Colonial Transporter can go well beyond Mars

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 ...

Will 2016 be the year Elon Musk reveals his Mars colonial transporter plans?

Will 2016 be the year Elon Musk reveals his Mars colonial transporter plans?

Mars Colonial Transporter - Raptor engine

Official schematics for Interplanetary Transport System by SpaceX

Mars Colonial Transporter - Raptor engine

Launch of Mars Colonial Transporter by SpaceX

Launch of Mars Colonial Transporter by SpaceX

SpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter Eggshell Asteroid Capture Concept

SpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter Eggshell Asteroid Capture Concept

Will 2016 be the year Elon Musk reveals his Mars colonial transporter plans?

Will 2016 be the year Elon Musk reveals his Mars colonial transporter plans?

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: Mars Colonial Transporter "MCT" -- Speculation (not Raptor)

SpaceX: Mars Colonial Transporter "MCT" -- Speculation (not Raptor)

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