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Jim Green of NASA suggests there may be 2 Red Dragon missions in 2020

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by ecarfan, May 9, 2017.

  1. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2013
    San Mateo, CA
  2. Grendal

    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

    Jan 31, 2012
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Unless some failures come up, I can easily see this happening. By 2020 I expect that SpaceX will be close to 100% on recovering boosters from both F9 and FH. So costs will only be 2nd stage (maybe) and the Dragon 2 capsules. If D2 goes the way I expect then SpaceX will have a bunch of them ready to go as well unless NASA lets SpaceX reuse those regularly. They may need some refurbishment if NASA hasn't let them do powered landings by that time though.

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