Elon Musk Reveals Plan To Colonize Mars To Save Humanity

Admin | Published 2016-09-27 22:12
Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of SpaceX, unveiled his plan to colonize Mars with a million people in order for humanity to survive. In a talk during the International Astronautical Congress, Musk provided timelines, engineering details and a video.   [embed]https://youtu.be/0qo78R_yYFA[/embed]   Musk said that the estimated cost of developing the rocket to explore Mars would be about $10 billion. He then provided a timeline for carrying people to Mars in about 10 years. Each of the SpaceX vehicles would carry 100 passengers to Mars every 26 months. The ticket might cost $500,000 at first, and will drop to about a third later on. In order to establish a self-sustaining Mars civilization, it would take 10,000 flights. Musk said, “We’re going to need something quite large to do that. It would take between 40 years to a century before the city on Mars became self-sufficient.” Musk has mentioned about a “Mars Colonial Transporter” but during his talk, he called it “Interplanetary Transport System” that would include SpaceX’s 42 new powerful Raptor engines.   [embed]https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/780275236922994688[/embed] “This system really gives you freedom to go anywhere you want in the greater solar system,” he said.  
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