Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal and currently the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has one dream – to fly people to Mars and establish a Martian colony. In a recent announcement, he said that, in the future, one ticket to Mars would cost less than $100,000 and the return home would be free if the tourists don’t like living on the Red Planet.
Elon Musk Just Revealed That One Ticket To Mars Would Cost Less Than $100,000
Elon Musk is famous for his dreams of conquering space with its SpaceX company. But the first wish he has is to establish a Martian colony and fly people to Mars to live there. He believes that flying to the Red Planet to visit it or to live there for good would become a common habit in the future and that the price for one ticket to Mars would gradually reduce as more and more people go there and the technology advances.
He estimated that one ticket to Mars would reach less than $100,000, but its price would also depend on the technology and how many people will fly to the Red Planet in the future.
Elon Musk Bets That Some People Would Sell Everything They Have On Earth To Move To Mars
“Very dependent on volume, but I’m confident moving to Mars (return ticket is free) will one day cost less than $500k & maybe even below $100k. Low enough that most people in advanced economies could sell their home on Earth & move to Mars if they want,” said Elon Musk on Twitter.
Some users on Twitter even asked Elon Musk how can they support the development of the SpaceX Starship, the new spacecraft of the company that would soon go through its testing phase.
“The goodwill of the public is critical to Starship’s success,” Musk answered. “Just planning on keeping the public informed about progress and setbacks. Will be some RUDs (rapid unscheduled disassemblies) along the way, but excitement is guaranteed,” Elon Musk added.
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