Elon Musk has announced that he’s likely to move to Mars – even though it could be the last thing he ever does. The billionaire said he’s planning to make the big move to the Red Planet and abandon Earth for good.
‘I know exactly what to do,’ the Tesla and SpaceX founder told HBO in an interview broadcast last night ‘I’m talking about moving there.’
However, Musk was in no illusions about the danger of this endeavour. ‘We think you can come back but we’re not sure,’ he added. ‘Your probability of dying on Mars is much higher than on Earth.
‘It’s gonna be hard. There’s a good chance of death, going in a little can through deep space.’ The billionaire said he wouldn’t waste his time on the Red Planet and would work ‘non-stop’ to establish a base on the Red Planet.
If you’re brave enough, you could even have a chance of joining him. Earlier this year, Musk insisted the Mars colony won’t just be an ‘escape hatch for rich people’. Speaking at SXSW, the billionaire hinted that people whose bank balance is in the red will also be allowed to live on the Red Planet.
It’s unclear whether they would actually want to do this because life on Mars is likely to be pretty rubbish at first. Musk said it would only house ‘the most elementary infrastructure’ with ‘just a base to create propellant, a power station, blast domes in which to grow crops, all the sort of fundamentals without which you could not survive,’ he said.
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