US billionaire Elon Musk on Sunday (Feb 11) shared plans to relocate a million individuals to Mars, with out offering any timeline for a similar. Reacting to a submit on his social media platform X, Musk wrote, “We’re mapping out a sport plan to get 1,000,000 individuals to Mars.”
He additionally hinted at creating an area, self-sustained ecological system on Mars that might survive with none help from Earth. “Civilisation solely passes the single-planet Nice Filter when Mars can survive even when Earth provide ships cease coming,” the US billionaire added.
He mentioned this in response to a submit which mentioned “Starship is the biggest rocket ever constructed and it’ll take us to Mars”.
Musk additionally mentioned a day will come when a visit to Mars shall be taken as a flight to a different nation in fashionable occasions.
This comes after Musk, who can be the founding father of firm SpaceX, final week mentioned Starship ought to be capable of make it to the moon in lower than 5 years. Musk boasted that the SpaceX Dragon spaceship will take people to the furthest they’ve been from Earth in over half a century. He mentioned in January that SpaceX will be capable of ship people to the Moon inside the subsequent eight years.
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“What’s going to issues be like eight years from now…I believe we could have landed on Mars and I believe we could have despatched individuals to the Moon,” Musk mentioned.
Amongst SpaceX’s long-term plans for Moon embody making a base there. “Humanity ought to have a moon base, cities on Mars and be on the market among the many stars,” as per the X proprietor.
“We should always have a base on the moon, like a completely occupied human base on the moon, after which ship individuals to Mars. Perhaps there’s one thing past the area station, however we’ll see,” he’s believed to have mentioned prior to now.
(With inputs from companies)