Elon Musk unveils his ambitious plan for colonizing Mars

Elon Musk unveils plans to set up a million person city on Mars, at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico.

Elon Musk said that a powerful ‘megashuttle’ will take man to Mars in only 80 days, compared to today’s 6 months.
But he also warns first trips will be ‘really very dangerous.’
The Mars Shuttle would launch from Earth on a reusable booster, with empty fuel tanks and refuel in orbit. It will carry 100 passengers at a time.



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Hoped shuttle could first fly by 2020, with first Mars trip in a decade.
Pledged to make the price of a trip to Mars will be around $200,000.

Elon Musk unveils his ambitious plan for colonizing Mars (8)

 

Elon Musk unveils his ambitious plan for colonizing Mars (7)

 

Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species

SpaceX Founder, CEO, and Lead Designer Elon Musk will discuss the long-term technical challenges that need to be solved to support the creation of a permanent, self-sustaining human presence on Mars. The technical presentation will focus on potential architectures for sustaining humans on the Red Planet that industry, government and the scientific community can collaborate on in the years ahead.

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Elon Musk unveils his ambitious plan for colonizing Mars (5)



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