“Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars
And let me see what spring is like On a-Jupiter and Mars “
are the great lines by Frank Sinatra in his song.
Elon Musk seems to have taken this song personally. We are on verse of seeing what’s spring like on Mars following the Mars mission by SpaceX.
Elon Reeve Musk, born on June 28,1971 is known as a magnate founding the big companies like SpaceX (CEO,CTO and chief designer), a space exploration and manufacturing company and the man behind great EV company, Tesla, Inc. Besides these two, he is also founder of The Boring Company; and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI. He is the father of “X Æ A-12” , not a robot but name of his own son.
He is number 2 on the Billionares 2021 list as published by forbes. Well business is booming for the man.
He recently announced that upcoming year, mars mission by SpaceX will be paid for the Doge Cryptocurrency.
Revolutionizing the transportation system on earth along with saving energy and transportation on Mars with dream to colonize it one day has been his priority.
SpaceX, short form of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., is a manufacturing company aiding the aerospace products like engines, cargo ,spacecrafts and manufacturing them for transportation facilities. Headquartered in Hawthorne, California, it was found by the man Elon Musk to reduce the costs of the manufacturing and emphasize on vehicles so that mission of colonization of Mars can be achieved. The development of Starlink communications satellites is also done by the company.
Is SpaceX really serious , lets know about the Mars mission by SpaceX, its timeline and progression.
|28 September 2008||First privately funded fully liquid-fueled rocket to reach orbit.||Falcon 1 flight 4|
|14 July 2009||First privately developed liquid-fueled rocket to put a commercial satellite in orbit.||RazakSAT on Falcon 1 flight 5|
|9 December 2010||First private company to successfully launch, orbit, and recover a spacecraft.||SpaceX Dragon on SpaceX COTS Demo Flight 1|
|25 May 2012||First private company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).||Dragon C2+|
|22 December 2015||First landing of an orbital-class rocket’s first stage on land.||Falcon 9 B1019 on Orbcomm OG2 M2|
|8 April 2016||First landing of an orbital-class rocket’s first stage on an ocean platform.||Falcon 9 B1021 on SpaceX CRS-8|
|30 March 2017||First reuse, reflight and (second) landing of an orbital first stage.||Falcon 9 B1021 on SES-10|
|30 March 2017||First controlled flyback and recovery of a payload fairing.||SES-10|
|3 June 2017||First re-flight of a commercial cargo spacecraft.||Dragon C106 on SpaceX CRS-11|
|6 February 2018||First private spacecraft launched into heliocentric orbit.||Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster on Falcon Heavy test flight|
|2 March 2019||First private company to send a human-rated spacecraft to orbit.||Crew Dragon Demo-1|
|3 March 2019||First private company to autonomously dock a spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).|
|25 July 2019||First flight of a full-flow staged combustion cycle engine (Raptor).||Starhopper|
|11 November 2019||First reuse and reflight of payload fairing. The fairing was from the ArabSat-6A mission in April 2019.||Starlink 2 v1.0|
|January 2020||Largest commercial satellite constellation operator in the world.||Starlink 3 v1.0|
|30 May 2020||First private company to send humans into orbit.||Crew Dragon Demo-2|
|31 May 2020||First private company to send humans to the International Space Station (ISS).|
|24 Jan 2021||Most spacecraft launched into space on a single mission, with 143 satellites.[a]||Transporter-1 on Falcon 9|
It does not seem impossible now seeing the progressions. As the study about life on Mars is going on, NASA has recently sent perseverance rover to Mars and and hopeful results are being obtained. Mission to space is success, well someday crewed and cargo mission to Mars would succeed too.
Well this can be seen as the want of all humans too. Most of the people are fade up by the current world. The humanity has lost, Earth has lost. This Covid-19 pandemic, the destruction of nature all have lead to the people just thinking about whole new world. We need to resolve all this otherwise our upcoming generation do not deserve this.