Want to go to Mars? The possibility is coming quickly!
The following is from arsTechnica
During the StartmeupHK Festival in Hong Kong this week, an expansive Elon Musk addressed some key questions about SpaceX’s ambitions for Mars, as well as his personal spaceflight plans.
For the last few months rumors have been swirling within the aerospace community about how the company would soon unveil an ambitious architecture that will allow it to begin human missions to Mars within a decade. In response to those rumors, a company source told Ars that nothing was “imminent,” and that appears to be true.
During the forum, uploaded to YouTube, Musk said, “I’m hoping to describe that architecture later this year at IAC … and I think that will be quite exciting.” This year’s International Astronautical Conference will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico, from September 26 to 30. This may include discussion of both a super-heavy rocket as well as starships that could ferry large numbers of people from Earth to Mars, known as the Mars Colonial Transporter.
I honestly Can’t wait to listen in on the IAC conference and hear what Elon’s plans are.
This seems like just the kind of mission we need to push humanity forward. and honestly though out of the range of most of the people I personally know at roughly $500,000 a ticket according to the MCT wikipedia page, This is still obtainable to a large percentage of the population, and once the infrastructure is better hammered out over the years, and a base in place on Mars, economy of scale will come into play. and ticket prices will drop dramatically, to the point where the average person should be able to go.
Good luck Elon. You have a long hard road ahead and I wish you the best!
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