We are already assembling our rocket to put the first woman on the moon Unthinking Majority. Don't worry people, the U.S. is willing to take up the challenge. Plus we have plans to put the first man on Mars. SpaceX is almost ready to start building the first permanent settlement on Mars.
By Katie Hunt of CNN wrote:The core stage of the huge rocket being built to take the first woman to the Moon has left its factory in New Orleans for Mississippi, where it will undergo its final testing before its first launch.https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/09/us/nasa- ... index.html
The rocket is part of the Space Launch System (SLS) for NASA's Artemis lunar exploration program, which aims to send the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024. NASA officials also hope the SLS will be used to reach Mars and other "deep space destinations."
On Wednesday, the 212 foot long and 27 foot diameter rocket part made a 1.3-mile trip from the Michoud factory in New Orleans to be loaded on to the NASA's Pegasus Barge, which is set to float 40 miles up the Mississippi River to NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis.
Here is more news on SpaceX's plans to build the first settlement on Mars and put the first man on Mars:
Hanneke Weitering - Associate Editor of Space.com wrote:SpaceX is almost ready to start building a permanent human settlement on Mars with its massive Starship rocket.https://www.space.com/spacex-starship-f ... -trip-2024
The private spaceflight company is on track to launch its first uncrewed mission to Mars in as little as four years from now, SpaceX's founder and CEO Elon Musk said Friday (Oct. 16) at the International Mars Society Convention.
"I think we have a fighting chance of making that second Mars transfer window," Musk said in a discussion with Mars Society founder Robert Zubrin. You can watch a replay of the talk here.
That window Musk referred to is a launch opportunity that arises every 26 months for mission to Mars. NASA, China and the United Arab Emirates all launched missions to mars in July of this year. The next window opens in 2022 with Musk referring to the 2024 Mars launch opportunity.
You can check out more info on SpaceX: https://www.spacex.com/human-spaceflight/mars/
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