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Musk Unveils Plan to Reach Mars in 5 Years

Sun 17 Mar 2024 | 10:07 PM
Israa Farhan

In a groundbreaking announcement, Elon Musk, the visionary behind SpaceX, revealed on Sunday his ambitious timeline to send the Starship spacecraft to Mars within the next five years.

This declaration solidifies Musk's longstanding vision of establishing human habitation on the Red Planet.

"Starship will be on Mars within 5 years," Musk declared on his social media platforms, reaffirming his commitment to advancing space exploration.

This announcement comes hot on the heels of SpaceX's recent milestone achievement: the successful launch of the Starship rocket's third test flight from the Starbase facility in Boca Chica, Texas.

During this test, the rocket achieved orbital speed for the very first time, marking a significant leap forward in SpaceX's technological capabilities.

Although Starship transmitted imagery for approximately 48.5 minutes post-launch, SpaceX later confirmed the unfortunate loss of the spacecraft during its attempted re-entry for a splashdown in the Indian Ocean.

The Starship represents the cornerstone of SpaceX's ambitious endeavors to develop a fully reusable transportation system.

This system is meticulously designed to ferry astronauts to the Moon, facilitate extended missions to Mars, and ultimately, enable human exploration beyond our solar system.

Notably, the Starship boasts capabilities for in-space refueling and the remarkable ability to land at various destinations across the cosmos before safely returning to Earth.