SpaceX launched it’s Starship Rocket and landed it minutes later. A tremendous feat in our space program. For some unknown reason it exploded minutes later. No reason given at this time. It is still termed a huge success.
Well, Mars is going to be even harder to turn into paradise than anywhere in Texas (or anywhere on Earth, really).Elon Musk wants to name a settlement near the Boca Chica, TX launch pad Starship, TX. I've driven through this place several times, and it's a dump. They even have to have their water trucked in from Brownsville. Huge black water tanks on the lawn is not pretty. However, with lots of money--and Elon has it--I suppose one could make paradise just about anywhere.
That's assuming that it's even physiologically possible for humans to endure the 2+ years of microgravity needed for a round-trip to Mars. Or I guess they could build a giant rotating spaceship to give artificial "gravity," but they'll need a lot bigger rockets than even this "starship" provides.Well, Mars is going to be even harder to turn into paradise than anywhere in Texas (or anywhere on Earth, really).