SpaceX CEO and X (formerly Twitter) owner Elon Musk grab headlines for making bold statements on the microblogging site X. The billionaire has now teased plans to move 10 lakh people to Mars. He posted that a game plan in this direction is in the pipeline. Taking to X, Musk replied to Tesla Owners Silicon Valley’s X post that talked about SpaceX’s Starship rocket.
Replying to a post from @teslaownersSV that read: “Starship is the largest rocket ever built and it’ll take us to Mars”, the X owner said: “We are mapping out a game plan to get a million people to Mars.” However, the Tesla CEO did not divulge in the details of who will be eligible for the flight and how he plans to materialise the plan. The timeline of when the first starship will head to Mars is also unknown.
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“Civilisation only passes the single-planet Great Filter when Mars can survive even if Earth supply ships stop coming,” @elonmusk posted. A few days ago, Musk posted: “Starship should be able to make it to the moon in less than five years”. Moreover, the Dragon spaceship of SpaceX “will take astronauts the furthest they’ve been from Earth in over half a century” in 2024.
The SpaceX chief noted last month that the rocket maker will hopefully send humans to the Moon in the next eight years. “What will things be like eight years from now…I think we will have landed on Mars and I think we will have sent people to the Moon,” he noted.
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The latest comments follow the flurry of statements of Musk around his future ambitions on Mars and Moon. He aims for a human base on the Moon and cities on planet Mars so that people can move there. Mus is also ambitious that the third Starship flight will reach orbit and will likely deorbit reliably.