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Mission to Mars

SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System

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Source | SpaceX / YouTube | 27 September 2016 1 minute
Imagine you’ve just visited an open house on Mars and need to go back to Earth to finally decide whether or not to move to your new destination. You’d need to hop on an ITS (Interplanetary Transport System), the latest in high-level design that will take you back safely to Earth. What sounds like a rather futuristic scene could one day in fact become reality. Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) is SpaceX’s 2016 high-level design for a privately-funded system of spaceflight technology and remote human settlements on Mars. The product portfolio including reusable launch vehicles and spacecraft as well as Earth infrastructure for rapid launch and relaunch. SpaceX was founded in June 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk, who had earned several hundred millions of US dollars with his two Internet companies Zip2 and PayPal. The company started with a team of approximately 30 employees who worked on developing Falcon 1. Most parts of this rocket as well as the two engines Merlion and Kestrel were new inventions. By 2005, the number of employees at SpaceX had risen to 130. For more please check out www.spacex.com