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Dear Elon Musk: Your dazzling Mars plan overlooks some big nontechnical hurdles - The Conversation US

Will it be only a few decades before Mars tourism is a reality? SpaceX, CC BY. Dear Elon Musk: Your dazzling Mars plan overlooks some big nontechnical hurdles. October 1, 2017 8.52pm EDT. Andrew Maynard. Author. Andrew Maynard. Director, Risk ...and more »

SpaceX Focusing on Big F***ing Rocket, Phasing Out Other Systems - Seeker

Elon Musk, SpaceX founder and CEO, said last week the BFR will be used for all of the company's missions, from launching satellites to colonizing Mars. By Mike Wall, Space.com. Published On 10/02/2017. 6:08 PM EDT. Share on Facebook · Tweet this ...and more »

SpaceX new rocket transport plan: 39 minutes' trip from New York to Shanghai - CCTV

SpaceX founder Elon Musk said his ambitions aren't limited to interplanetary travel. He has his eye on international routes, as well. He says we could use SpaceX's BFR to transport people between any two points on Earth in under an hour. Most ...and more »

Revealed: How Elon Musk's space vision took us to Mars, and back home again - Business Standard

In front of a huge SpaceX multimedia slide presentation, the company's founder Elon Musk today said that in 2022 he will send cargo missions to Mars, and manned missions by 2024. We've already started building the systems. Five years seems like a long ...and more »

SpaceX aims to replace Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, and Dragon with one spaceship - TechCrunch

When Elon Musk took the stage at the International Astronautical Congress today to expand on the Mars plan he revealed at the event last year, he started where people had the most questions last time around: How will you pay for trips to Mars? The ...and more »

Elon Musk's Mars project is the ultimate symbol of our throwaway culture - The Guardian

Why struggle to make Mars a nice place to live when we can't look after the planet we've already got? An artist's rendering of SpaceX's new mega-rocket design on the moon. Photograph: AP. Mars · Still here: reflections on later life. Elon Musk's Mars ...and more »

Elon Musk Lays Out His Mars Colony Plans - NPR

Billionaire inventor Elon Musk said his company SpaceX is developing a Mars rocket that will be ready to launch in 2022. We look at how realistic that plan is. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: This is Lulu's log, stardate October 1, 2017, where we consider ...and more »

Was Elon Musk's weird SpaceX presentation the mark of an awkward genius? - Stuff.co.nz

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk claims his company will land a person on the red planet at least a decade earlier than Nasa, and has downsized the plans for its "BFR" rocket vehicle in an effort to cut costs. OPINION: Tesla and SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk is ...and more »

Elon Musk shares images of “Moon Base Alpha” and “Mars City” ahead of IAC talk - TechCrunch

Elon Musk is giving us a sneak peak of what he'll be talking about in just a few hours at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia. The SpaceX founder shared an image he captioned “Moon Base Alpha” on Instagram today, featuring a computer ...and more »

Four entrepreneurs trying to win the space race - City A.M.

As Elon Musk vows to head into Mars in the next few years, space travel is no longer just for the movies. Companies across the globe are competing to commercialise space - and these four are close to winning the race. Read more: Amazon boss Jeff Bezos ...and more »