Elon Musk’s ambitious space plans are no secret. His company, SpaceX, is working tirelessly to one day send humans to space.
In a Twitter chatter, Musk revealed how much a ticket to Mars could cost when the mission goes live.
In a response to a tweet asking the estimated costs for tickets to Moon/Mars accounting for reusability, Musk replied that the costs are dependent on volume.
However, he is confident that moving to Mars will one day cost less than $500,000 or even below $100,000, inclusive of a free return ticket.
Musk considers this cost low enough for people in advanced economies to sell their home on Earth and move to the Red Planet if they so wish. Although moving to Mars is the ambitious mission, Musk’s teams are prioritising Moon as a habitable alternative to Earth.
SpaceX has Starship Hopper prototype for taking people to the Moon and Mars and has even signed up the first private citizen to go to space.
The prototype built in Boca Chica, along the Gulf Coast of Texas, is nine yards (eight meters) in diameter – like the future rocket will be – but is shorter.
SpaceX currently launches regular supply missions to the astronauts living at the International Space Station, using its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo capsule.
(with ANI inputs)
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