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Musk Hints Details on Scaled Down Interplanetary Transport System

A 9m diameter vehicle fits in our existing factories … — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 22, 2017 Musk is talking about the scaled down version of the Interplanetary Transport System that he plans to unveil in Adelaide, Australia at the end of September. For comparison purposes, the vehicle he unveiled last year had a 12 meter diameter. Falcon 9 has a diameter of 3.7 meters. The diameter of the Saturn […]

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  • July 24, 2017
Musk Talks About Mars Plans, Upgraded Falcon 9 During Reddit AMA
Interplanetary Transport System (Credit: SpaceX)

Interplanetary Transport System (Credit: SpaceX)

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk did an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit on Sunday afternoon about his Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) and plans to colonize Mars. Musk also provided an update on upgraded Falcon 9 Block 5 booster which SpaceX expects to launch for the first time next year.

Below are some key excerpts. You can find the full session here.


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  • October 23, 2016
Musk’s Mars Memes: My Heart Will Go On (Even When Earth is Gone)
A view from martian orbit. (Credit: SpaceX)

A hypothetical view from martian orbit. (Credit: SpaceX)

The first in an occasional series on Elon Musk’s Mars plan.

By Douglas Messier
Managing Editor

Elon Musk’s gigantiastic plan for transporting a million settlers to Mars is based on two basic premises that are alternately hopeful and apocalyptic. One is to have a great adventure while expanding humans out into space. The other is to save humanity from itself.


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  • October 19, 2016