On Tuesday 27 September, Elon Musk shared his vision of the “new frontier”: human colonisation of Mars.
As CEO of SpaceX, he was speaking at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico. Musk said that he wants to establish a human colony on Mars in 2022. Better than Kennedy when he decided in 1961 to send a man on the moon before the end of the decade!
To make this trip cheap, everything must be reusable and Musk thinks that SpaceX could get prices down as low as $200,000 a ticket (the average price for a house in the U.S.). If you are interested, it’ worth knowing that If someone wanted to return to Earth they could take a returning spaceship, "for free".
More information on BBC.com.
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