Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has recently revealed plans for reaching the red planet by the year 2018. After numerous successes including the landing of their reusable rocket, SpaceX is now setting its sights on Mars.
The ambitious plan itself has intrigued NASA to pledge to help out in terms of expertise.
SpaceX was founded by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk 14 years ago with the ultimate goal in mind to send humans to Mars. This dream may soon be becoming one step closer to a reality.
If the 2018 unmanned mission goes as planned, there are even scheduled attempts of a manned mission to Mars by SpaceX in 2025.
Some people including notable space historians are pointing out that an attempted 2018 mission to Mars may be asking for failure. The point out that SpaceX has yet to successfully launch it's Falcon Rocket.
We will just have to wait and see!