The famous engineer, inventor and businessman Ilon Mask said that he himself would fly to Mars with a probability of 70 percent. This was the head of the company SpaceX told reporters print Axios.
“The recent discoveries about the Red Planet impressed me and inspired me very much,” said Musk, adding that a ticket to the neighboring planet will cost about 200 thousand dollars.
It is obvious that there are quite a few rich people in the world who can easily fork out for such a sum, but here the main question is not at all related to the financial component. Such space adventures are not going to the Caribbean where you can have a great time and not worry about your own safety. Ilon stressed that the risk of losing life on Mars is much higher than on his home planet. Therefore, one can hardly expect that every millionaire will put forward his candidacy for a long-term space flight.
Last fall, Musk announced that his company was developing a new rocket, with which it would take less than an hour to fly from anywhere to another. In addition, the brainchild of a North American specialist will be used to fly to Mars. To create this aircraft uses the entire financial and technical potential of SpaceX.
It is assumed that the BFR rocket will reach first the near-Earth orbit, where refueling will occur, and then go to the destination. Thus, it will be possible to make flights to the moon and back, where Ilon is going to build a habitable base.
By 2022, SpaceX will send two cargo missions to the Red Planet, and during this time a number of studies will be carried out on the subject of all sorts of accommodation difficulties, as well as experts will try to find water resources there. On the surface, they will also install life support systems, energy supply and the extraction of mineral resources, being prepared to the maximum for manned flights.
The intentions to conquer Mars Ilon Mask seriously started talking in 2016. Then he said that the first representative of the human race would set foot on the surface of the neighboring planet from 2020 to 2025, and the unmanned mission was planned to be carried out in 2018.
The flight to the fourth planet of the solar system and the return to Earth’s satellite are spoken with the utmost seriousness, in addition to Mask, both in NASA and in Roscosmos, and they don’t shy away from calling specific dates.