Slowly but surely, Elon Musk is bringing humanity closer to Mars thanks to his company SpaceX. Their latest achievement has been to land a Falcon 9 rocket!
After successfully deploying 10 Iridium communication satellites in space, the rocket came back to Earth and landed perfectly on a drone ship in the Pacific.
Despite previous failed attempts, Elon Musk’s persistence has paid off. This is a big step for the company which possesses ‘’reusable’’ rockets – financially speaking this saves them about $60 million on the construction of each Falcon 9.
But this is much more than just good news for the 46-year-old Iron Man: each success is a step closer to his dream to ‘‘colonize’’ Mars, as well as making the trip affordable. ‘’Getting to Mars now would cost you $10 billion. The same amount of cash could buy you a few square blocks in Midtown Manhattan. But once the SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System is fully operational, you’ll be able to travel to the Red Planet for around $200,000’’.
Mars is no longer a dream, it’s a trip to look forward to 😉