SpaceX is going to build a mini-BFR to launch on a Falcon 9

Washington (AFP) Nov 13, 2018 Deadly radiation from the cosmos, potential vision loss, and atrophying bones are just some of the challenges scientists must overcome before any future astronaut can set foot on Mars, experts and top NASA officials said Tuesday. The US space agency believes it can put humans on the Red Planet within 25 years, but the technological and medical hurdles are immense. "The cost of solving th

SpaceX is going to build a mini-BFR to launch on a Falcon 9

In September of 2016, Elon Musk unveiled his vision for a super-heavy launch vehicle, which would be SpaceX's most ambitious project to date. Known as the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), this massive ...

Mon 12 Nov 18 from Phys.org

NASA locked in space race with Elon Musk as they vow to have people on Mars within 25 years

Former US astronaut Tom Jones (pictured) told reporters in Washington that NASA is projecting that it will have humans on the Red Planet in 25 years.

18 hours ago from Daily Mail

NASA Certifies Falcon 9 to Carry Its Most Important Spacecraft

NASA has bestowed SpaceX's Falcon 9 vehicle with its highest launch vehicle certification: Category 3. That means SpaceX can launch the agency's most important missions. The post NASA Certifies ...

Tue 13 Nov 18 from Extremetech

Royal astronomer claims a hybrid 'species' of HUMAN CYBORGS will evolve to colonise Mars

Britain's astronomer royal Sir Martin Rees has claimed humanity faces a 'bumpy ride' and says humans will become 'like a new species' as we adopt biotechnologies and cyborg technique.

Fri 9 Nov 18 from Daily Mail

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Certified to Launch NASA's Most Precious Science Missions

SpaceX's workhorse Falcon 9 rocket can now launch NASA's most expensive and highest-priority science missions.

Fri 9 Nov 18 from SPACE.com

Elon Musk plans to turn its current falcon rocket into a 'mini-me' version of its Big Falcon Rocket

Elon Musk announced on Twitter that his rocket firm intends to upgrade the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket to 'be like a mini-BFR ship.' It could launch as soon as 2019, according to Musk.

Thu 8 Nov 18 from Daily Mail

Elon Musk will turn SpaceX Falcon 9 into a mini-BFR - CNET

SpaceX plans to fly some fancy BFR tech before it launches an actual big effin' rocket.

Thu 8 Nov 18 from CNET

SpaceX plans shortcut to test a mini version of its Big Falcon Rocket

SpaceX plans to use a Falcon 9 rocket to test some of BFR's key features even before the company builds a full-sized version of its interplanetary vehicle. The private space corporation's ...

Thu 8 Nov 18 from Engadget

SpaceX to Build 'Mini BFR' Version of Mars Rocket to Fly on Falcon 9, Elon Musk Says

SpaceX aims to start flight-testing key design components of its Mars-settling spaceship next year, company founder and CEO Elon Musk said.

Wed 7 Nov 18 from SPACE.com

NASA wants people on Mars within 25 years

Washington (AFP) Nov 13, 2018 Deadly radiation from the cosmos, potential vision loss, and atrophying bones are just some of the challenges scientists must overcome before any future astronaut ...

20 hours ago from SpaceDaily

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