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Do current plans for people going to Mars by SpaceX depend only on consumables loaded from Earth?

Do current plans for people going to Mars by SpaceX depend only on consumables loaded from Earth or do they also include obtaining some materials from Mars fairly soon after arrival? Does the plan ...
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International Space Station consumables shelf life duration

Most of ISS crew consumables are designed for a long store period. I couldn't find any info - what are shelf life durations for the consumables? What are typical shelf life in ISS storage for: ...
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Price per kg of cargo delivery to ISS

The nice wikipedia comparison table of space station cargo vehicles doesn't provide any hints on the price per kilogram for the cargo delivery to the ISS. As it is usual with price per kilogram ...
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What's the maximum amount of time the ISS can go between resupply runs?

Typically a cadence of one resupply mission every couple months is maintained. If this cadence were to be interrupted for whatever reason, how long could, say, the current crew size of three members ...
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What technologies are being developed to ease the supply chain burden for space travel? [closed]

Gathering and delivering resources from Earth is ultimately too expensive and unsustainable for space exploration in the long term. Emphasis has been made on extracting resources while in space, ...