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News Archive / Tagged: Red Dragon

  • Shotwell, Cabana discuss SpaceX’s future

    Bart LeahyFebruary 18th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — In front of Launch Complex 39A, SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell, along with space center Director Bob Cabana, answered questions from a mixed crowd of journalists and invited social media enthusiasts.

  • Cost details revealed for SpaceX’s Red Dragon mission

    Larry KlaesJuly 29th, 2016

    In a July 2016 NASA Advisory Council (NAC) meeting, it was revealed how much SpaceX's Red Dragon mission would cost the agency, which has an unfunded Space Act Agreement with the NewSpace firm. According to SpaceNews, in a 10 to 1 ratio, with SpaceX spending the bulk, the total cost is expected to be on the order of $320 million.

  • SpaceX: We could send people to Mars as early as 2024

    Derek RichardsonJune 3rd, 2016

    That is the timeline that CEO and Founder Elon Musk believes is achievable if everything goes according to plan with the ambitions that he has set for his NewSpace company, SpaceX.

  • Red Dragon: SpaceX planning to send spacecraft to Mars as soon as 2018

    Jason RhianApril 27th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is planning on sending one of its crew-rated Dragon spacecraft to the planet Mars as early as 2018. The aptly named "Red Dragon" could be sent to the Red Planet in order to further develop the architecture the NewSpace firm needs in place to enable its planetary ambitions.