Elon Musk, the SpaceX CEO, will share his plans for creating colonies on Mars. He will do so in a speech “Making Humans an Interplanetary Species” on September 27 at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico.

It is expected that Musk explains what technologies he will use in order to move humans to Mars and start a colony there. Moreover, he will come up with the long-term plan of how to keep people there as well as the type of structures that will be built on the Red Planet. Also, he will present the problems that may arise during the mission.

We can remember that Musk anticipates and hope that the Red Dragon mission will be a success and if that happens, people can step on Mars in 2024. In addition, his Flying Dragon 2 rocket is supposed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station, as he said at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Furthermore, in 2018, his aim is to launch an unnamed rocket to Mars after which he will launch a rocket in every 26 months, according to the NBC News.

Namely, Elon Musk will use the new technology called “supersonic retro propulsion” through which he will send the Red Dragon on Mars. Although he predicts that the Flying Dragon 2 will send people to Mars this, unfortunately, is a one-way ticket.

As Inverse reported, NASA is also aiding the Mars mission by providing “very specific areas of expertise”. Phil McAlister, NASA’s director of commercial spaceflight development stated that the NASA plays the role of consultant to SpaceX. As Nature World News announced, information about the mission from the launch to the landing on Mars will be available to NASA.

Space X Red Dragon mission is expected to start in May 2018.


  1. So many incorrect statements in this article. You know, you really should do research before you submit. You are bad at your job.

    > The name of it is just ‘Dragon 2’, or ‘Crew Dragon.’ There is no ‘Flying’ part of the name.
    > Dragon is a capsule, not the rocket. The actual rocket that will deliver the Dragon 2 to Mars is the Falcon Heavy, and later on, the Big F***ing Rocket will deliver the Interplanetary Transport System.
    > ‘Supersonic Retro Propulsion’ is a technique, not a technology.
    > Eventual manned flights to Mars will use the ITS, NOT the Dragon. As well, it’s not a ‘one way ticket.’ Musk plans on offering a free return trip for any Mars spacefarers.

  2. Musk chose a bad moment for dreaming of Mars,
    when the fate of the whole SpaceX project is unclear after the Falcon 9 failure. They still cannot find out what caused the explosion. His rant about the life on Mars will look ridiculous.


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