ELON Musk has warned people of the dangers of living on Mars as he pushes ahead with his plan for a human colony on the Red Planet.
During an episode of the Full Send podcast, the tech mogul talked about what it would be like for the first people to arrive on Mars.
He said: “It will be difficult to live on Mars at first, not like a luxury situation. »
Musk said the trip would be “long and difficult” and the food would not be good.
That said, in 2020 Musk planned to send a person to Mars by 2024 and build a self-sustaining city by 2050.
“It’s going to be dangerous, like you could die,” he warned. “But over time, you can make it great. »
The podcast hosts and Musk were trying to think of who would volunteer to take such a crazy trip.
They thought of adrenaline junkies who live for the thrill of danger.
Musk said, though “it’s probably like a lot of pain and danger…it’s going to be a glorious ride.” »
SpaceX, a company owned by Musk, had planned to build 1,000 spacecraft over a 10-year period.
Once the spaceships are built, the goal is to send 100 passengers to the red planet to start a human colony.
Since 2020, iterations of the Starship have completed four test launches and landings, reaching heights of over 10 kilometers on each trip.
SpaceX has planned to fly a crewed mission around the Moon in the Starship by 2023.
These vessels are 400 feet tall and equipped with one of the most powerful engines ever made.
In March, Musk tweeted his new prediction that humans will reach Mars by 2029.
During an interview with ExploreMars.org, the billionaire said, “This is uncharted territory.
“No one has ever made a fully reusable orbital rocket. Just having that is pretty important. »