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SpaceX Mars Mission by 2030

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SpaceX has released plans for an "Interplanetary Transport System" with the goal (among other things) of sending people to Mars.

In typical Elon Musk fashion, the announced timelines are wildly optimistic or aspirational. But Musk and SpaceX do seem very committed to reaching Mars.

In another question here it is asked if Musk's optimistic timeline will be met, landing people on Mars by 2030.

Will SpaceX land anything on Mars before 2030?

This will resolve positive if a SpaceX branded mission, where the primary launch hardware and Mars entry, descent, and landing systems are built by SpaceX, successfully lands on Mars by Jan 1, 2030.

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