Elon Musk's SpaceX Plans to Transport 1 Million People to Mars on Fleet of 'Modern Noah's Arks'
SpaceX to Build 1000+ Starships
Elon Musk is planning to transport over 1 million people to Mars via his aerospace company SpaceX.
Musk says he wants to build a fleet of over 1000 starships to transport humans to the Red Planet by 2050.
The SpaceX CEO aims to build 100 starships per year and send one million people to Mars within the next 25-30 years.
He believes close to a million people are needed on Mars to ensure enough population for the necessary work to survive on Earth's neighboring planet.
Musk recently advocated building over 1000 Starships to send people to Mars, echoing the same sentiment.
Popular YouTuber Lex Fridman asked Musk what exists outside our universe.
Fridman also asked if it’s possible for humankind to explore deep space.
Replying to him, Musk spoke about expanding our consciousness and answering these questions.
Musk also spoke about humanity and how he can make life multi-planetary by transporting life to Mars.
Another Twitter user asked Musk about his plans to populate other planets.
He replied with the idea of building at least 1000 starships to take people to Mars.
Musk also shared a deck from SpaceX, which he recently spoke about.
In May, Musk celebrated a decade since SpaceX’s first back-and-forth mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
On may 22, 2012, SpaceX made history by becoming the fourth entity, after the United States, Russia, and China, to launch a spacecraft into orbit and, on may 31 of that year, return it back to Earth.
The achievement fundamentally altered the course of the next decade of space exploration.
That mission, the Dragon C2/3, was also the first commercial spacecraft to dock with another spacecraft in orbit — the International Space Station, in SpaceX’s case, on May 25, 2012.
It was also the first commercial spaceship to return cargo back to Earth.
At the time, Musk reportedly stated in a press conference: “This mission heralds the dawn of a new era of space exploration, one in which there is a significant commercial space element.”
He was right.
Dennis Stone, a commercial space executive at NASA who was directly involved, says that the mission “heralded a new age of commercial space services.”