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.”
By Michael Fitzgerald – Full Story at Towleroad.com
1 thought on “Are We Colonizing Mars?”
The “hundred people per ship” meme points out the limitations of this idea. To wit, the idea (so far as it’s been presented) is hogwash.
Some people LIKE hogwash, one presumes; but it doesn’t get us any closer to colonizing Mars.