Timetable for Musk’s Mars colonization: send people up in 2024, build a city in 2050
Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, a US space exploration technology company, recently disclosed the timetable for colonizing Mars. He hopes that his company can send humans to this red planet in 2024 and establish it by 2050. A self-sufficient Martian city.
In an interview via video not long ago, Musk said: “We must build such a city and achieve the goal of being self-sufficient. I want to emphasize that this is a very difficult and dangerous thing. Not suitable for the faint-hearted. People, you are likely to die. It will be difficult and difficult, but if it succeeds, it will bring great glory.”
In order to achieve the goal of building this Martian city, Musk seems to have a rough timetable. SpaceX recently completed the second “jump” test of its full-scale prototype of its interplanetary spacecraft, with the ultimate goal of using this spacecraft to send astronauts to the moon, Mars and beyond. The company is also working on super-heavy rocket boosters and may be ready for testing before the next interstellar spacecraft event in October. Musk claimed via Twitter that SpaceX may submit the latest progress report in the same month.
Musk has said that the interstellar spacecraft may conduct its first orbital flight test in 2021. He said in an interview: “The first test is likely to fail. After all, this is an unknown field. No one has ever made a fully reusable orbital rocket. Just achieving this goal has great significance.”
After that, Musk hopes to send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and six to eight artists into lunar orbit in 2022 . His goal is to launch a cargo mission to Mars in 2022 and a manned mission to Mars in 2024.
The CEO previously revealed that SpaceX’s goal is to produce 1,000 interstellar spacecraft in a facility in southern Texas within 10 years, which is equivalent to producing 100 ships per year.
Ultimately, SpaceX’s goal is to launch 1,000 interstellar spacecraft flights to Mars every year, an average of 3 times a day . Each trip will have 100 passengers go to Mars and become citizens of the Martian metropolis. According to Musk’s prediction, it will take about 9 years for a fleet of 1,000 interstellar spacecraft to send 1 million people to Mars.
Unlike NASA and other scientific groups around the world, Musk’s goal on Mars is not only to conduct scientific research, but to establish a permanent residence on this red planet. He explained the reason: “If something terrible happens on the earth, whether it is man-made or natural, we all want to insure all lives and take risks at all costs.”