344
131 shares, 344 points

Elon Musk recently interviewed podcaster Lex Fridman. Musk, who is now the richest person in the world, said it would take a maximum of ten years for SpaceX to land humans on Mars. Of course, the most important factor in this process is money, and even reaching the Moon is quite expensive right now.

About half an hour after the interview, Fridman asked when SpaceX would send a human to the Red Planet. Thinking about this for about 20 seconds, Musk said that it could take about five years in the best case, and close to ten years in the worst-case scenario.

Another determining factor in getting people to Mars is the engineering of the spacecraft to be sent. “Starship is the most complex and advanced rocket ever built,” says SpaceX CEO. Musk also adds that the purpose of Starship is to minimize the cost per ton of payload that will meet into orbit and eventually to the Martian surface.

As for the financial part, the entrepreneur mentioned that money is the limiting factor right now: “You can’t fly to Mars for a trillion dollars. No money can buy you a ticket to Mars. ”

Musk said on Twitter earlier this year that SpaceX aims to land Starships on Mars well before 2030. In addition, stating that the really difficult thing will be to build a base there, the CEO hopes that there will be one million people on the Red Planet by 2050.


Like it? Share with your friends!

344
131 shares, 344 points

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
368
hate
confused confused
1104
confused
fail fail
736
fail
fun fun
613
fun
geeky geeky
490
geeky
love love
122
love
lol lol
245
lol
omg omg
1104
omg
win win
736
win
Michael Lewis

Emperor

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format