In the past year or so it’s been interesting to see space agencies and companies produce movie-type trailers for scientific expeditions. The technology is there, and it is a proven way to inspire the general public. It also creates an opportunity to create some of the amazing science being done, even if it’s just a small taste.
Space X has been candid about wanting to colonize Mars, and yesterday they released a trailer to give some inspiration to all of us.
It shows a system that utilizes their nearly-established system of landing and reusing rockets, as well as refueling in orbit around Earth. Does it make you want to go to Mars? Just realize that it looks like a one-way trip on this trailer!