Man on Mars by 2024?

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SpaceX is planning an unmanned mission to Mars in 2018. NASA will partner with SpaceX providing ‘in-kind’ support so that they can learn from SpaceX’s trials. SpaceX’s ultimate goal is to send a crew to Mars in 2024; a decade ahead of NASA’s schedule.

Plus, late summer observing – planets aplenty!

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