SPACE MAN: Musk Plans To Build Mars City Within 10 Years, Will Worry About Cash Later
SpaceX’s billionaire founder Elon Musk plans to send a manned spacecraft to the Red Planet and then colonize it within a decade.
This would no doubt be an extremely expensive undertaking, but Musk said he’ll sort out the financial issues later.
He disclosed few technical details about SpaceX’s so-called Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) rocket in a Tuesday speech in Mexico City, other than saying the rocket would be capable of traveling beyond Mars.
“How do we figure out how to take you to Mars and create a self-sustaining city that’s not only an outpost, but a planet in its own right, and thus we can become a multi-planetary species,” Musk said. “There’s been a lot of great work by NASA and other organizations in early exploration of Mars and understanding what Mars is like, where we could land, what’s the composition of the atmosphere, and where is the water. We need to go from these early exploration missions to actually building a city.” – READ MORE