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This May 12, 2016 image provided by NASA shows the planet Mars. On Sunday, May 22, 2016, the sun and Mars will be on exact opposite sides of Earth. (NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team - STScI/AURA, J. Bell - ASU, M. Wolff - Space Science Institute via AP)

SpaceX made a ship for Mars travel. Apparently it can go way further.


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, TechCrunch reports.

Of course, this would make the name "Mars Colonial Transport" a misnomer.

We're not sure how Musk's proposed name makes sense.

It would be bad rocket business if you weren't prepared for setbacks.
Artemis Westernberg, Explore Mars president

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 argues Jupiter's icy moon Europa or Saturn's moon Titan could possibly be habitable. 

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