According to media reports, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said that “he will have a 70% chance to go to Mars”, although he may not be able to survive on the way or after landing.
According to CNET, “We have made some breakthroughs recently, and I am really irritated,” Musk said in an interview with HBO on Sunday.
“I am talking about moving there,” said an excited Musk, when he talked about his ambitions.
However, he agrees that the risk is high.
“The probability of your death on Mars is much higher than the Earth,” Musk said, adding that “there is a high probability of death.”
Even if you go to Mars, you can still die under harsh conditions, but Musk is still sure he wants to go.
“There are many people climbing the mountain. People have been dying on Mount Everest,” Musk said. “They still like to do this for the challenge.”
The SpaceX founder warned that for those who want to go to the red planet, they need to start saving because the trip to Mars will cost “a few hundred thousand dollars.”
Musk’s spacecraft designed for the Star Trek Starship (formerly known as BFR) is a fully reusable aircraft designed to bring humans and supplies to Mars and significantly reduce travel time within the Earth.
This two-stage vehicle – consisting of boosters and ships – is designed to eventually replace the company’s Falcon 9, Falcon heavy and dragon-type spacecraft.
It is designed to meet all Earth orbital needs as well as the needs of the Moon and Mars.
The Starship is also preparing to fly a private passenger, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, to Moon, which is scheduled to begin in 2023.
Maezawa, 42, is the founder and CEO of Zozo, Japan’s largest online fashion retailer.