It’s possibly the first step in Elon Musk’s wild vision of a colonized Mars. The SpaceX CEO has previously stated he wants to have humans on the red planet by 2025.
This news is based on a single tweet, so details are sparse. Still, it’s a neat proclamation from an aggressive, independent agency that has a proven track record of success.
Planning to send Dragon to Mars as soon as 2018. Red Dragons will inform overall Mars architecture, details to come pic.twitter.com/u4nbVUNCpA
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 27, 2016