Mars Society Founder Challenges SpaceX and NASA Approaches on Mars Mission

Robert Zubrin, Mars Society’s founder, recently presented an interesting take on the journey to the Red Planet, challenging what both SpaceX and NASA are planning for the journey. In a talk delivered on October 23, 2019, during the International Astronautical Congress, Zubrin brought forth his plan dubbed ‘Mars Direct’ arguing that it is more sensible than NASA’s program to utilize the Gateway space station as a launchpad to the station and the architecture of the Starship by SpaceX. The plan was proposed in the late 1980s by Zubrin. The project…

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