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Elon Musk has a date for the arrival of Space X on Mars

Elon Musk has a date for the arrival of Space X on Mars

By daniele

Elon Musk has updated his predictions for the first manned mission to Mars, and again this date is a bit later than it used to be.

While NASA initially made more realistic predictions, Space X began by announcing a surprisingly early date.

However, this was postponed over time, and the final update will be implemented in 2029.Β 

The reason, beyond the Covid-19 pandemic and war conflicts, seems to be related to the launch of the Starship that would be used for the trip, which is not ready yet.

It is true that they have made very important progress in recent months, but not enough to meet their most optimistic forecasts.

  1. A trip to Mars cannot be made at any time

The motions of the two planets, along with other important factors, mean that there are only very specific periods, known as launch windows, during which such a journey can be made.

The closest thing to that time is at the end of this year. In fact, it was the vehicle that the European Space Agency (ESA) used to send its first rover to Mars if it were not for the severing of ties with Russia.

Then there will be another one at the end of 2024. This is the date that Elon Musk originally chose, although he quickly realized that we will have to wait for the next one, at the end of 2026.

In fact, in December 2021 he keeps the date. However, this week the CEO of Space X announced that everything is postponed again until the next window, which will take place between the end of 2028 and the beginning of 2029.

Specifically, Musk announced the postponement of the trip to Mars in 2029. At this rate, could match NASA’s prediction.

  • The first stop on the Moon, then on Mars

This year marks half a century since the last time man stepped on the Moon. That was with the Apollo 17 mission, in 1972.Β 

Since then, many missions have been sent to Earth’s main satellite, but none have been manned.Β 

With this, it was intended to know a little more about the terrain, so the future trips through selenium terrain would be safer for the astronauts.Β 

In addition, the new mission is expected to have an innovative air, be up to date and include at least one woman in the crew.

For this, the Artemisa program was developed, which belongs to NASA and its partners in Europe, Japan, Canada, Brazil, Australia and Mexico.

Originally, the first landing of the mission was planned for 2024. However, problems in the development of the space suit and the landing system caused it to be postponed until 2026.

After completing this trip to the Moon, NASA set its sights on Mars.

However, from the beginning it was announced that this manned mission could not be carried out before the 2030s.

Instead, Elon Musk was much more optimistic. His goal was always to colonize the red planet as quickly as possible, thanks to the use of his reusable space shuttle Starship.

Space X has been working for years to get everything ready. But maybe it is too early for the dates.

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