Elon Musk wants humans to arrive on Mars. With his SpaceX business at his back, he has made incredibly bold claims about what is possible for humanity on the red planet. He presented concepts for the Martian colonies and even called scientists who said that climate engineering on the planet was impossible.
Now in an interview with HBO AxiosMusk complies with one of the most inordinate claims he made during his years in the spotlight. Mars, he says, will be his future home, and he estimates his chances of moving on the planet to a generous 70%.
Musk said in the past that he was in agreement with the idea of dying on Mars, provided that it was not during the landing (or, more precisely, d & rsquo; a crash). He likes the idea of going there himself, which is a bold statement in light of his own proclamation that the first humans who make the trip have a very good chance of dying.
Musk fought back when asked if living on Mars would be an escape from the problems of humanity on Earth. Highlighting all the hardships of life on Mars, Musk said that even after paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for the privilege of moving to Mars, Musk hopes that the price will be a reality before the long life very soon for himself. loosen.
As for the reasons he would like to go there, knowing the difficulties that could come up for all those who make the trip, Musk compared a trip to Mars to Everest. People are dying all the time on Everest, Musk noted, adding that people continue to do the trek because they love the challenge. The difference, of course, is that a trip to Everest ends, as long as you survive the ascent and descent, while a trip to Mars is more like a one-way trip.