SpaceX is working with US space agency NASA to find landing spots on Mars that it could utilize during its own private missions. Speaking at a conference in Texas, SpaceX's Paul Wooster revealed the company is working with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Together, they're trying to identify landing areas and evaluate their viability for missions. At least one good candidate for a landing spot has reportedly been found already.
Some of the factors that contribute to a location being good are close proximity to ice, low elevation, and positioning near the equator.
SpaceX is hoping to reach Mars by 2020.