On September 27, Elon Musk (SpaceX founder) unveiled the company’s plans for colonizing Mars. “This is not about everyone moving to Mars, this is about becoming multiplanetary”, he said.
— The Economist, Once (@EconomistOnce) 29 septembre 2016
Mars Colony By The Numbers
2024: Elon Musk plans to send humans to Mars on 2024.
$10 billion: The total amount that SpaceX expects to spend on Mars colonization.
$100.000: “The cost of moving to Mars ultimately could drop below $100,000”.
$1 million: The number of people SpaceX hopes to transport to Mars. With 100 passengers carried aboard each ITS ship, 10.000 flights are needed to get 1 million travelers to Mars.
122 meters: (400 feet) The height of the stacked ITS duo.
115 days: The initial average length of the trip from Earth to Mars.
“The future of humanity is fundamentally going to bifurcate along one of two directions: Either we’re going to become a multiplanet species and a spacefaring civilization, or we’re going be stuck on one planet until some eventual extinction event,” Musk said.