art SpaceX Red Dragon at Mars

My rendition of the Red Dragon capsule as it deploys its trunk in preparation for atmospheric entry, just minutes away.

Launching on a Falcon Heavy from LC-39A at Cape Canaveral no earlier than 2020, the Red Dragon missions will demonstrate powered landings on the Red Planet.

article SpaceX's Journey to Mars: 2018

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It’s mid-April 2018, and SpaceX is getting ready to launch a Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket since Energia. This time, though, its payload isn’t another communications or reconnaissance satellite; instead, SpaceX is preparing to launch their first unmanned mission to Mars: the Red Dragon.

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SpaceX Red Dragon Landing SpaceX Red Dragon Landing Direct link

This is the approximate trajectory of the SpaceX Red Dragon capsule during its landing on Mars.

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SpaceX Red Dragon Overview SpaceX Red Dragon Overview Direct link

This is an overview of the operations an unmanned SpaceX Red Dragon capsule will take on its mission to Mars.

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