Jun 01, 2016 05:04 AM EDT

SpaceX Promises To Send Your Payload To Mars by 2018, $62million Price Tag For Mars Postal Service

By Ron.S

SpaceX offers postal service to Mars, which the company says it will be possible by 2018; when the two planets are closer together.

SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, plans to launch a rocket to the Red Planet. The space exploration company will be the first one to offer this service, according to the Mirror.

The payload service is one of many plans of SpaceX that involve going to Mars. The ambitious project also aims to send people to the planet. Recent updates from testing shows that its rockets are able to handle increased payload capacity, albeit with a price tag, according to the company's website.

The Falcon 9 rocket can carry cargo up to 8,860 lbs, and SpaceX is asking for $62 million dollars to do it. Meanwhile, the Falcon Heavy is able to transport 29,980 lbs with a $90 million cost. The service is listed as "Standard Payment Plan" with a subtext of "2018 Launch."

The "Payload To Mars" service is one of three offered by the company, two of which are the Low Earth Obrit with a 50,265 lbs payload capacity, and the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit with a 18,300 lbs payload capacity.

While the hefty price tag is for single trip orders, the company assures that "modest discounts are available for contractually committed, multi-launch purchases."

SpaceX also offers crew transportation services to commercial customers who are looking to send private astronauts to space.

The space exploration company displays a lot of promise regarding their rockets. Last Friday, its Falcon 9 safely lands for the fourth time; after putting an Asian communications satellite into orbit, according to the Daily Mail.

SpaceX was also successful in landing the first stage module of its Falcon 9 rocket above water, which makes it two successful landings for this year alone. According to Musk, this goes in line with the company's goal to ultimately send humans to Mars.

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