SpaceX Studying Landing Sites for Mars Missions

NASA has been working with the aim of putting humans on Mars for a very long time. It’s not alone in this endeavor, many private companies on working on something similar, including Elon Musk’s SpaceX. According to a new report, SpaceX has been working with NASA to identify potential landing spots on the Red Planet. They will study the viability of the spots that they pick in a bid to figure out where the spacecraft would land. This was revealed by Paul Wooster, who looks after navigation, guidance, and control systems of the Dragon capsule aside from working on SpaceX’s Mars plans.He revealed to a conference in Texas that SpaceX has been working with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to find potential landing spots on the neighboring planet. He also added that they have identified one very strong candidate.So what are the two look at when trying to decide where to land the spacecraft? Well, the spot has to be located in the vicinity of ice near the planet’s surface. It also has

SpaceX Studying Landing Sites for Mars Missions

SpaceX has been working with NASA to identify potential landing sites on Mars for both its Red Dragon spacecraft and future human missions.

Tue 21 Mar 17 from SPACE.com

SpaceX And NASA Working To Identify Landing Spots On Mars

NASA has been working with the aim of putting humans on Mars for a very long time. It’s not alone in this endeavor, many private companies on working on something similar, including ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Ubergizmo

SpaceX is working with NASA to identify landing spots on Mars

 SpaceX is already thinking about when its spacecraft will first touch down on the surface of Mars – either good planning or wishful thinking, depending on your perspective – ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from TechCrunch

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