A slick new video released by SpaceX gives viewers their first real glimpse into how the Elon Musk-led spaceflight company plans to get humans to Mars.
And wow is it ambitious.
Judging by the video, the company plans to use a huge rocket to launch Mars-bound spaceships filled with people to orbit before landing the booster back on Earth and prepping it to launch again with very little turnaround time.
The second launch would deliver a refueling ship to orbit, where it would fuel the Mars-bound human-carrying craft. Once fueled, the crewed ship will depart on its way to the red planet. Read more…