The chances for life on Mars has gone higher according to Elon Musk.
Have you ever wondered if life is possible outside earth? The SpaceX and Tesla founder said this week that he personally wants to visit space within the next five years and thinks that his company will launch a mission to Mars by 2025. Musk said going to the red planet is crucial for the survival of the human race and to help us become a “multi-planet” species. The spacecraft is said to be unveiled later this year and that Musk had already taken parabolic flights to prepare for space. As he put it, "I don't think it's that hard...it's not that hard to float around."
“It’s really a fundamental decision we need to make as a civilization. What kind of future do we want? Do we want one where we are forever confined to one planet until some eventual extinction event however far into the future that might occur, or do we want to be a multi-planet species and ultimately be out there among the stars, among many planets and many star systems?” he posed. "Mars is the next natural step. In fact, it’s the only planet we have a shot at establishing a self-sustaining city on.”
Despite the risks of space travel and foreign environment, Musk joked that the trip wouldn’t be too challenging for him. "This would be an incredible adventure," he said. "It would be exciting and inspiring, and there needs to be things that excite and inspire people." More news and information will be heard at the International Astronautical Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico to be held this coming September.
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