SpaceX Is Getting Serious About Going To Mars
SpaceX wants to send its Dragon capsule to Mars as soon as 2018.By Ben Lawson | April 28, 2016
SpaceX says it wants to send a probe to Mars as soon as 2018.
The company made the announcement on Twitter without many other details. NASA confirmed it's partnering with SpaceX on the project but is only providing technical support and won't be putting any money into the effort.
The news was met with a fair bit of skepticism. For one, a 2018 launch is a pretty tight timetable.