SpaceX’s Mars Colonial Transporter: Rumors and Realities ~ For more than a decade, SpaceX CEO and Founder Elon Musk has been hinting at the eventual development of a super-heavy-lift launch vehicle and accompanying spacecraft that can economically transport 100 metric tons (220,462 lbs) of cargo or 100 people to the surface of Mars.   The purpose of this ‘Mars Colonial Transporter’ (MCT) would be to establish a large city on Mars that could eventually become a self-sufficient ...

SpaceX’s Mars Colonial Transporter: Rumors and Realities ~ For more than a decade, SpaceX CEO and Founder Elon Musk has been hinting at the eventual development of a super-heavy-lift launch vehicle and accompanying spacecraft that can economically transport 100 metric tons (220,462 lbs) of cargo or 100 people to the surface of Mars. The purpose of this ‘Mars Colonial Transporter’ (MCT) would be to establish a large city on Mars that could eventually become a self-sufficient ...

Concept art for SpaceX's Mars Colonial Transporter by Euan Gray - a spaceship with Bigelow inflatable modules and several Dragon landers.

Mars Colonial Transporter concept by Euan Gray

Concept art for SpaceX's Mars Colonial Transporter by Euan Gray - a spaceship with Bigelow inflatable modules and several Dragon landers.

Mars Colonial Transporter schematic

Official schematics for Interplanetary Transport System by SpaceX

Mars Colonial Transporter schematic

One of the first fan art based around the design of SpaceX's Mars Vehicle is made by talented modern space artist Bryan Versteeg - a Mars base built around a landed SpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter.

SpaceX spaceship at Mars base by Bryan Versteeg

One of the first fan art based around the design of SpaceX's Mars Vehicle is made by talented modern space artist Bryan Versteeg - a Mars base built around a landed SpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter.

SpaceX’s Mars Colonial Transporter: Rumors and Realities ~ For more than a decade, SpaceX CEO and Founder Elon Musk has been hinting at the eventual development of a super-heavy-lift launch vehicle and accompanying spacecraft that can economically transport 100 metric tons (220,462 lbs) of cargo or 100 people to the surface of Mars.   The purpose of this ‘Mars Colonial Transporter’ (MCT) would be to establish a large city on Mars that could eventually become a self-sufficient ...

SpaceX’s Mars Colonial Transporter: Rumors and Realities ~ For more than a decade, SpaceX CEO and Founder Elon Musk has been hinting at the eventual development of a super-heavy-lift launch vehicle and accompanying spacecraft that can economically transport 100 metric tons (220,462 lbs) of cargo or 100 people to the surface of Mars. The purpose of this ‘Mars Colonial Transporter’ (MCT) would be to establish a large city on Mars that could eventually become a self-sufficient ...

Will 2016 be the year Elon Musk reveals his Mars colonial transporter plans?

Will 2016 be the year Elon Musk reveals his Mars colonial transporter plans?

Mars Colonial Transporter proposed by SpaceX My Design 2

Mars Colonial Transporter proposed by SpaceX My Design 2

SpaceX's 1st Mars Colonial Transporter "Heart of Gold" performs its Trans-Mars Injection burn

SpaceX's Heart of Gold spaceship leaving Earth by Jon Ross

SpaceX's 1st Mars Colonial Transporter "Heart of Gold" performs its Trans-Mars Injection burn

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