SpaceX is designing a new rocket ship, called Starship, to send about 100 people to Mars at a time.
Elon Musk, the rocket company’s founder, said on Twitter that Starship could be 10 times cheaper than the least-expensive rocket today.
Musk added he is “confident” Starship may be cheap enough for most people to “sell their home on Earth & move to Mars if they want.”
Elon Musk is trying to make it a no-brainer for you to move to Mars.
Musk, the founder of SpaceX, shared his thinking on cost-effective space travel on Twitter over the weekend.
“I’m confident moving to Mars … will one day cost less than $500k & maybe even below $100k,” Musk tweeted on Sunday, “low enough that most people in advanced economies could sell their home on Earth & move to Mars if they want.”
He added that if anyone decides they don’t like Mars (there are plenty of reasons to hate it), a “return ticket is free.”
The comments came after Muk revealed new details about his rocket company’s truck-size rocket engine, called Raptor, and the launch system it’d propel to the moon …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Tech