The American billionaire wants to establish a permanent base on the moon and colonize Mars so that the human race becomes a “multi-planet”. But he admits, some might die there.
The colonization of Mars, the most ambitious project of the second-richest person in the world, has taken an even more dangerous dimension. On Thursday, April 22, Elon Musk raised the possibility of seeing many people sacrificing their lives in their attempt to settle on the Red Planet.
Peter Diamandis, founder of XPrize, welcomed CEO of SpaceX and Tesla to present a project to invest $ 100 million in technology capable of capturing and storing carbon dioxide. The conversation turned to a possible future Manned missions on MarsWhich the billionaire asserts is not an “exit door for the rich.”
When asked about the fact that he would receive many nominations for this “glorious adventure”, Elon Musk warned that the trip would be “dangerous and uncomfortable”, that “there might not be good food” and that not everyone could “come back alive”. “Frankly, maybe a few people die early,” he admitted. That is why the mission will only be opened to volunteers.
Musk’s ultimate goal is to ensure the survival of the human race by anchoring it outside the earth. “If we make life multi-planetary, some plants and animals may someday disappear on Earth, but they are still alive on Mars,” he wrote on Twitter on April 17th. But before you even think about setting foot on another planet, the first step is necessary first: return to the moon.
If we make life multi-planetary, then there might come a day when some plants and animals on Earth will die, but are still alive on Mars.
Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 17, 2021
Friday, April 23, after SpaceX’s Crew-2 Dragon missile was launched Four astronauts on board the International Space Station, He participated in his long-term plans. “It has now been nearly half a century since man went to the moon. Before discussing the idea of a“ space civilization, ”he said,“ It’s a very long time, and we have to go back and have a permanent base on the moon. ”
“We need a large, permanently occupied base on the moon, then build a city on Mars and become a space-faring civilization. We don’t want to be one of those kinds of single planets, we want to be a multi-planet kind.” – Embed a Tweet pic.twitter.com/RvMPqb15kO
– Starman (@ RealLifeStarman) April 23, 2021
On April 16, his space company withdrew NASA contract $ 2.89 billion to build a spacecraft to take astronauts to the moon. The first manned mission, called Artemis, should actually take place in 2024. It should allow a woman and a person of color to walk on the soil of the moon, for the first time.