Shocking statements from Elon Musk about life on Mars,American billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX is racing to develop rockets to transport humans to Mars by 2050, but the world’s richest man sparked widespread controversy after confirming that life on Mars would be dangerous and difficult.
Shocking statements from Elon Musk about traveling to Mars
Musk stated that astronauts wishing to visit Mars must be prepared to deal with a difficult environment and a lot of hard work. The ticket to Mars for the first generation of astronauts will cost $100,000.
Musk said publicity to entice people to visit Mars amounts to false advertisements for a perilous journey on which returning to Earth again would be just as questionable as in previous advertisements for 20th-century expeditions to Antarctica.
The surface temperature of Mars is said to be 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and the planet, aside from toxic soil, lacks the atmosphere necessary for human breathing.
Musk plans to launch 1,000 spacecraft to Mars in batches every two years between 2030 and 2040, with a capacity to accommodate 100 people per vehicle.