Space-X Says It Plans Mars Landing in 2018

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Space-X has developed a new upgraded version of its Dragon capsule that they call Dragon-2. This has built in rocket engines for descent and the company thinks that it is capable of landing on most bodies in the Solar system.

So to test out its capabilities, Space-X plans to send an unmanned one on a one-way mission to land on Mars. NASA will assist with its deep space communications network and in providing the scientific payload the capsule will carry.


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http://spaceflightnow.com/2016/04/27/spa...s-in-2018/

I'd like to see them go to Saturn's big moon Titan with its seas of liquid methane, or to any of the larger Jovian moons.
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Angry Red Planet: "What the devil's been happening on that crazy blue dot? Billions of years ago during my watery days I allowed a large impact to send a simple, self-duplicating chemical mess into space and now in return I get turned into a Terran junkyard!"
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