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?

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 billionaire founder, Elon Musk, is providing increasingly detailed previews of his plan to send colonists to Mars starting in 2024.

SpaceX's billionaire founder, Elon Musk, is providing increasingly detailed previews of his plan to send colonists to Mars starting in 2024.

Mars Colonial Transporter

Mars Colonial Transporter

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?

Launch of Mars Colonial Transporter by SpaceX

Launch of Mars Colonial Transporter by SpaceX

A computer-generated animation shows a lander separating from the rest of the Mars Colonial Transporter. (Credit: Michel Lamontagne via YouTube)

A computer-generated animation shows a lander separating from the rest of the Mars Colonial Transporter. (Credit: Michel Lamontagne via YouTube)

SpaceX’s Mars Colonial Transporter can go “well beyond” Mars | TechCrunch

SpaceX’s Mars Colonial Transporter can go “well beyond” Mars

SpaceX’s Mars Colonial Transporter can go “well beyond” Mars | TechCrunch

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?

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