Elon Musk Says That Almost Everyone Could Afford Going to Mars in the Future

Elon Musk Says That Almost Everyone Could Afford Going to Mars in the Future

Is anybody willing to spend a weekend on Mars? Well, the question surely sounds like coming straight from the sci-fi movies, but it could actually become a reality in the future. Elon Musk is known for taking the possibility of sending people to Mars very seriously. 

After all, let’s face it: perhaps we’ve all had our moments when we said that we want to move to another planet. Earth, along with the society built by humans, is not always all sugar, spice, and everything nice.

A ticket to Mars might cost $100,000

If you want to go to the Red Planet in the future, SpaceX might offer you a helping hand, but it would cost you $100,000. Furthermore, Elon Musk even claims that almost everyone will be able to afford to pay such an amount of money for such a journey.

While the idea is certainly hypothetical, Elon Musk’s goal is to create an entire city on Mars in the next decades. Unsurprisingly, he needs to send many people there for such a goal. But judging by how much technology has evolved in the recent past, we shouldn’t completely rule out any possibility.

Here’s the interview of Elon Musk speaking about the possibility of going to Mars:

The famous billionaire said around minute 46 the following:

If moving to Mars costs, for argument’s sake, $100,000, then I think almost anyone can work and save up and eventually have $100,000 and be able to go to Mars if they want.

Humanity went to the Moon for the first time in 1969. That’s more than half a century ago. Therefore, why wouldn’t it be able to lay foot on the nearest planet to us? That’s just one thing to consider as an argument that landing on the Red Planet might be possible in the future.

Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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