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News Archive / Tagged: Interplanetary Transport System

  • Elon Musk hopes to make SpaceX’s Falcon, Dragon fleet obsolete with Mars rocket

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 29th, 2017

    Just a year after unveiling a design for a mega-booster four times the size of the Saturn V, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk presented an updated version of the Mars rocket his company hopes will enable colonization of the Red Planet. The Sept. 29, 2017, presentation occurred during the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia.

  • New photos emerge of SpaceX ITS LOX tank

    Scott JohnsonNovember 15th, 2016

    On Friday, Nov. 11, Reddit / Imgur user Death_Cog_Unit posted new photos of what is purported to be SpaceX's Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) – formerly Mars Colonial Transporter (MCT) – liquid oxygen tank (LOX) being loaded / unloaded on a barge in Anacortes, Washington.

  • Elon Musk answers questions about SpaceX’s Mars plans in surprise Reddit AMA

    Curt GodwinOctober 25th, 2016

    In stark contrast to questions SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk encountered following his Mars architecture announcement at the 2016 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) earlier this year, the NewSpace visionary entertained questions from a more informed group in a surprise Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Oct. 23, 2016.

  • SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System: The beginning of Mars colonization

    Nelson BridwellOctober 7th, 2016

    On Sept. 27, at the 2016 International Astronautical Congress (IAC), SpaceX outlined the design of a new spacecraft that could be used to establish a significant human presence on Mars within several decades.

  • Elon Musk shows off Interplanetary Transport System

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 27th, 2016

    In a presentation akin to something out of science fiction, Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX, announced the Interplanetary Transport System (ITS). The two-stage rocket will be bigger and send more payloads into space than anything in the history of spaceflight.

  • Video: SpaceX reveals its Interplanetary Transport System

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 27th, 2016

    SpaceX released a video about its new Interplanetary Transportation System. More details are being presented at the 67th International Astronautical Congress today (Sept. 27) at 2:30 p.m. EDT (18:30 GMT).