NASA Considers Mars Mission With Help Of Tesla’s Elon Musk, While Celebrating 45 Years Since Apollo 11 Moon Landing

July 16, 2014 10:14 PM

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SILICON VALLEY (CBS SF) — 45 years ago, America landed a man on the moon, and years from now, NASA and Tesla founder Elon Musk hope to have already landed a man on Mars, using Musk’s SpaceX rocket in a public-private partnership that turns the Apollo program model on its head in what NASA dubs the #NextGiantLeap.

But, to get there, a lot of development has to be done. That’s where NASA comes in, with a penultimate step to a human mission.

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