Elon Musk Says SpaceX Making 'Progress' Toward Mars Colony

November 30, 2015 – 06:44 pm

SpaceX Dragon MarsSpaceX's Elon Musk accepts the Explorers Club President's Award for Exploration and Technology at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on March 15, 2014 during the Explorers Club Annual Dinner.

"There will be those who can afford to go, and those who want to go, " Musk said. "I think if we can achieve that intersection, then it will happen … and, hopefully, it will happen before I'm dead."

Musk founded SpaceX in 2002 with the goal of advancing manned spaceflight and lowering the cost of rocket launches. The company has a $1.6 billion contract with NASA to provide 12 cargo delivery missions to the International Space Station using its Falcon 9 rockets and Dragon spacecraft.

SpaceX has launchpads at Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and recently leased the history Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral for future flights.


Source: www.space.com

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