SpaceX is working on a spaceship that can take humans to Mars. But, apparently, it doesn't want to stop there.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed on Friday that the Mars Colonial Transporter can go "well beyond" the red planet. More information is expected to be revealed about the MCT at the International Astronautical Congress on Sept. 27, <b>TechCrunch reports.</b>
Turns out MCT can go well beyond Mars, so will need a new name…— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 17, 2016
Of course, this would make the name "Mars Colonial Transport" a misnomer.
Maybe Ultimate Spaceship, Version 2? Mostly because it is not the ultimate and there isn't a version 1.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 17, 2016
We're not sure how Musk's proposed name makes sense.
It would be bad rocket business if you weren't prepared for setbacks.
SpaceX plans to use the MCT and the Raptor rocket engine to get humans on Mars by 2024.
The company recently suffered a setback after the Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launchpad earlier this month, but that hadn't stopped the team.
Where would it go, if not Mars?
That remains to be seen. But Space.com argues Jupiter's icy moon Europa or Saturn's moon Titan could possibly be habitable.