It is no secret if SpaceX ambitious to want to go to Mars. In fact, the plan they will fly a fleet of specially named Red Dragon in 2018.
Unfortunately, the leadership of the company's plans foundered Elon Musk the middle of the road. Because, according to information published on Ubergizmo Red Dragon flight mission to Mars had to be postponed.
SpaceX president, Gwynne Shotwell, said that the company plans to launch the Red Dragon Red Planet seem too ambitious.
Therefore, SpaceX had to spend a few more years in order to prepare a more adequate technical support for Red Dragon. "Red Dragon will be flown in 2020," he said.
For your information, the mission of the Red Dragon flight is also supported by NASA. Only, the US space agency defines a 'requirement' that must be met SpaceX. Mentioned, SpaceX will need to send important data about the atmosphere, surface, and ecosystems on the Red planet.
At the same time, NASA is also preparing a special mission to Mars. However, they have cut research costs by 85 percent. The cost of research is thought to originate from the manufacture of Low Density Supersonic Decelator tool.
NASA previously also been working with SpaceX to send astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). The plan is the mission of sending astronauts to the ISS will be conducted at the end of 2017. However, the timing of its release is not certain.
In addition to SpaceX, NASA is also known to have cooperated with the airlines Boeing for similar missions. Cooperation with both companies earlier would be one way to save costs NASA space flights.