The science behind SpaceX’s ambitious plan to land a spacecraft on Mars — Quartz


Only the space agencies of the Soviet Union, the US and the EU have landed anything on Mars. This week Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX said it would put its Dragon spacecraft on the red planet “as soon as 2018″—making it the first private company to go interplanetary. It’s easy to get impatient with crackpot…

via The science behind SpaceX’s ambitious plan to land a spacecraft on Mars — Quartz