Since I was a young child Mars held a special fascination for me. It was so close and yet so faraway. I have never doubted that it once had advanced life and still has remnants of that life now. I am a dedicated member of the Mars Society,Norcal Mars Society National Space Society, Planetary Society, And the SETI Institute. I am a supporter of Explore Mars, Inc. I'm a great admirer of Elon Musk and SpaceX. I have a strong feeling that Space X will send a human to Mars first.
Explore Mars, Inc. Praises Elon Musk For his Incredible Achievement With Landing The Booster
Explore Mars Applauds Major SpaceX Achievement in Launcher Reusability
Beverly, Massachusetts: December 22, 2015 – Last evening SpaceX demonstrated a major advancement in its quest for launch vehicle reusability. After a successful second stage separation, SpaceX commanded the first stage of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle to make a controlled reentry into the Earth's atmosphere to attempt a landing at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Despite the long odds for success, as evidenced by two previous attempts that both failed in the final approach, the first stage successfully soft-landed at its planned landing site shortly after 8:30 p.m. EST. The second stage then successfully deployed its payload of 11 ORBCOMM satellites.
"This tremendous achievement by the SpaceX team points the way for dramatically lower launch costs," commented Explore Mars Executive Director Chris Carberry. Added Carberry, "Lower launch costs will make human exploration of space, including missions to Mars, much more affordable. The importance of this achievement for the future of Mars exploration is hard to overstate."
Watch the entire event of the successful historic Launch Reusability with Wait But Why's Tim Urban and the crew at SpaceX