In April 2016, SpaceX made the bold proclamation that it will send a robotic mission to Mars by 2018.
Today, the Elon Musk-founded company is singing a different tune.
Instead of aiming for the 2018 deadline, SpaceX will now try to launch a robotic mission to Mars — known as its Red Dragon mission — two years later, in 2020, SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell said during a press conference Friday.
This delay will allow the company to refocus on other more, earthly ambitions in the near term before setting its sights on Mars down the road. Read more…Sorry, y’all. SpaceX isn’t going to Mars in 2018