- Elon Musk shared his thoughts on how to colonize Mars including logistics and timeline.
- The plan won’t be easy and humans who will travel to the red planet face death and hard labor.
- Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos also have space exploration dreams but they are not similar to Musk’s Martian inhabitation.
The speculative chatter surrounding the human colonization of Mars intensified, on social media. SpaceX founder and chief Elon Musk took to Twitter to share his thoughts on how we can possibly inhabit the red planet. Needless to say, the endeavor won’t happen overnight. It won’t even happen in the next decade.
According to Musk, it would require 1,000 SpaceX Starship rockets to establish a sustainable city on the Martian planet. The thousand-strong fleet will carry all the necessary cargo and manpower to our red neighbor.
Elon Musk providing the logistics required to conquer Mars | Source: Twitter
Musk also thinks that it will take 20 years to transport a million tons and create the Martian city which he refers to as “Mars Base Alpha.” According to the SpaceX founder, the planets align every two years. This will open up a window that would facilitate interplanetary flight schedules to Mars.
It will require two decades to create a sustainable Martian city | Source: Twitter
Mars Undertaking Dangerous but Exciting and Inspiring
Elon Musk’s plan may sound ambitious but might also be feasible. However, the SpaceX founder himself acknowledged that colonizing Mars is extremely difficult. Those who choose to be the first inhabitants of the red planet face the threats of death and suffering. Knowing these difficulties, he even dared his followers to take the interplanetary trip.