The SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, has outlined his vision for a self- sustaining city on the red planet, Mars and believes that Human colonies on Mars could be built within our lifetimes. Musk studied the planetary options for expanding to a Space-bearing Civilization and described the advantages that the planet Mars offers.
Musk has also provided with a very comprehensive review system that describes the system architecture which is required for a rocket and a spaceship capable of transporting people and supplies to Mars, comparing possible vehicle designs and performance features.
The major challenge which is being faced by the engineers and scientists at present is the need to reduce the cost per tonne of transporting materials to Mars by five million per cent.
The founder of the US-based space transport services company, Elon Musk said, “By talking about the SpaceX Mars architecture, I want to make Mars seem possible- make it seem as though it is something we can do in our lifetime. There really is a way that anyone could go if they wanted to.” He further said that history is going to bifurcate along two directions. One path is we stay on Earth forever, and then there will be some eventual extinction event.
“I do not have an immediate doomsday prophecy, but eventually, history suggests, there will be some doomsday event,” said Mark. “The alternative is to become a space-bearing civilization and a multi-planetary species, which I hope you, would agree is the right way to go,” Musk said in a study published in the journal New Space.