SpaceX has postponed a trip to Mars for 2020
SpaceX Elon musk has postponed a trip to Mars for two years, said the company’s President, Gwynne, Shotwell. About it reports The Verge.
“We were focused on 2018, but felt that we need more resources, more focus on the training program of the crew and [the booster] Falcon Heavy,” said Shotwell.
This rocket as originally planned, and had to deliver a Dragon capsule to Mars in 2018 in the framework of the unmanned mission. Mars had to go through testing the various functions of Red Dragon, in particular landing and landing.
As the newspaper notes, now SpaceX to focus on other projects. This, for example, the first launch of the Falcon Heavy, which is scheduled for summer 2017. In addition, the Dragon capsule requires upgrading in order to transport astronauts.
According to the President of the company, the first launch of a spacecraft with a crew on Board SpaceX will do in 2018.