Real Engineering gave a primer on the engineering and business SpaceX will use to send humans to Mars. The science is important, but so is the company’s focus on lowering the costs associated with space travel to make crewed missions to Mars a reality.
SpaceX’s billionaire founder, Elon Musk, is providing increasingly detailed previews of his plan to send colonists to Mars starting in 2024, more than a decade in advance of NASA’s Red Planet timetable. But there’s one part of the plan that’s not yet clear: how to bring people back. “It’s dangerous and