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Percent Chance Elon Musk Is Moving to Mars

Percent Chance Elon Musk Is Moving to Mars”

Elon Musk thinks there's 70 percent chance he'll move to Mars.

While the trip to Mars seems like a near possibility (with the new SpaceX's Starship, formerly called BFR), it definitely will cost a couple of hundred thousand dollars.

Musk backed up this timeline on Sunday, telling Axios that human trips to Mars would be possible in seven years time.

Musk further stated, "Your probability of dying on Mars is much higher than Earth".

"I'm talking about moving there", said a thrilled Musk, as he spoke about his ambition.

Still, Musk shrugged off the idea that a cosmic cruise would be "an escape hatch for rich people".

"It's gonna be hard", he continued. "There's a good chance of death, going in a little (sic) can through deep space". "So, you know, not much time for leisure", he said.

"We think you can come back, but we're not sure", Musk admitted.

Musk has spoken often of colonizing Mars with his company SpaceX, and has voiced concern about a potential backup plan for humanity if Earth eventually becomes an uninhabitable wasteland.

SpaceX is now working on a vessel named Starship, which was previously codenamed Big F***ing Rocket.

According to his vision, the chosen few who would actually venture to the Red Planet, will have to immediately get busy and work non-stop to build the first-ever Mars base. He noted that an ad for going to Mars would be "like Shackleton's ad for going to the Antarctic", which (though likely not real) made clear how unsafe and the South Pole journey was. And even then, how long can you continue to survive there into old age as health inevitably starts to fail? So ... there's a good chance you die there. As with climbing Everest, Musk believes it's all about the "challenge".



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