SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has unveiled a video providing some tantalizing details of his plans for getting humans to Mars and beyond.
Musk provided details of his plans during a speech on Monday at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico.
As Mashable puts it, Musk “envisions a world in which people could pay about $200,000 for a ticket to ride on a spaceship that would deliver them to their new homes on Mars in about 90 days under good conditions.” He expects that around 1 million people would need to go to Mars in order to create a self-sustaining settlement.
During Tuesday’s announcement, Musk spoke of the personal significance the Mars mission has for him:
“The main reason I’m personally accumulating assets is in order to fund this. So, I really don’t have any other motivation for personally accumulating assets except to be able to make the biggest contribution I can to making life multi-planetary.”