On September 27, 2016 during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, Elon Musk announced a bold new plan to establish a permanent human habitation on Mars with his company SpaceX.

t’s one of the most ambitious schemes Musk – or humanity in general – has ever attempted, relying on huge advances in both rocketry and spaceship construction.

SpaceX plans to fly an unmanned spacecraft to Mars as early 2018. The flights would continue about every two years and, if all goes according to plan, would culminate with the first human mission to Mars in 2025, Musk told the Washington Post in June, 2016.

Elon Musk’s Mars colonization event in 5 minutes.

Elon Musk’s full presentation in 90 minutes.

Overview: 00:00. Why Mars and become a multi-planetary civilization 05:55. Early exploration missions 09:15. Challenge 1: Full re-usability 11:17. Challenge 2: Refilling in orbit 12:31. Challenge 3: Mars propellant production 13:29. Challenge 4: Right Propellant 16:00. Mars Vehicle video 21:34. System architecture 23:25. Technical details 28:27. Vehicles by performance 31:38. Thruster and booster 36:27. Spaceship 39:34. Heat shield and Crew compartment 42:22. Costs and funding 45:45. History of SpaceX 52:34. Next… Dragon 2 on Mars in 2018 57:47. Raptor engine and carbon fibre tank 1:01:47. Beyond Mars

Q&A 1:04:41. Initial test flights of Mars Vehicle 1:06:30. Toilets on Mars 1:08:25. Who should be first to Mars 1:11:03. Risk of radiation 1:14:26. Hiring other nationalities at SpaceX 1:16:18. Returning from Mars 1:17:58. Why Mars? 1:20:58. Requirements to go to Mars 1:22:05. Resources 1:24:00. Elon in Space and Mars? 1:25:05. Interstellar travel 1:27:49. Cycler 1:29:25. Name of the first ship to go to Mars “Earth of Gold”

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