How Does SpaceX Plan To Move Thousands Of Humans To Mars?
Millions of people needed for Mars colony, so 80k+ would just be the number moving to Mars per year news.yahoo.com/huge-mars-colo…
So, to recap: Musk wants his private spaceflight business to send 80,000 people to Mars every year. They're not going to do that themselves, probably, but the company would certainly be leading the charge.
How are they going to do that?
Well, as Talking Points Memo writes, one of SpaceX's big pushes is for reusable rockets. We've had something like that in the form of NASA's classic space shuttles, but the refurbishing, Musk has said, is too much to truly make repeat space-travel cost-effective. In the RAS talk, he says that technology is still some time away--maybe five to six years before we can fully reuse a craft.
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Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of the private spaceflight company SpaceX, is aiming his sights towards starting a Mars colony of up to 80,000 people. To do this, Musk wants to ferry people to Mars at an estimated cost of 500,000 per person. Of course, this isn't the first time that Musk has talked about taking humans to Mars, but his plans are...
Earlier this month, SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk unveiled his plans for Mars: a colony of over 80,000 people. On November 16, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk gave a talk before the Royal Aeronautical Society. And at that talk, he announced what his eventual goal is for SpaceX : a Martian colony with over 80,000 people.
( via popsci.com )
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