Assign two separate teams to design methods to automate landing pad construction on Mars, with a deadline of the 2022 launch window so they can be tested on the first cargo Starships that set off for the red planet.
I would set up an advanced propulsion division to investigate every crazy idea. We need something faster than rockets.
Are you a fan of SpaceX? You'll love this giveaway!
Folks, we’re following up our regular schedule of giveaways with a huge one: we’re giving away some SpaceX swag!
Elon Musk’s space-bound company has been accelerating its astronomical aspirations recently. Even when something goes wrong, it’s refreshing to see money, resources, and (most importantly) outright persistence dedicated to the exploration of space!
To celebrate this spirit, we’re teaming up with The Space Store once more! We asked you what sort of giveaway you wanted to see...and the community has spoken! One lucky winner will be walking away with two prizes:
- Log in or register at the Space.com forums.
- Reply to this post and let us know what you would do first if Elon put you in charge of SpaceX.
- Enter the giveaway via this widget.
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The giveaway - 'Win Some SpaceX Swag' (“Sweepstakes”) - begins at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern Time (“ET”) on April 7th, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on May 7th 2021 (“Sweepstakes Period”).
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(1) SpaceX Crew 2 Mission Patch Cap
(1) SpaceX Patch Guidebook
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