Returning from orbit, even from the moon, is relatively simple and cheap in terms of fuel/delta-v.
I stopped reading after this bit of snark: "Now that the Electoral College vote count has made Donald Trump the U.S. president-elect..."
Note to author: EVERY US President became so via the...
What is the "U.S. Air Force Arizona Air National Guard"?
Dragon could most certainly be used to land humans on Mars. You seem to think that using Dragon to land means that it has to be used for the trip to Mars and the stay on Mars surface. A habitat...
How is it that all of you F-35 critics have so much time to post comments here instead of working at your day jobs as aerospace engineers?
I mean, you are all aerospace engineers, right?