Elon Musk: Making Life on Mars a Reality
While vacationing on another planet might sound like science fiction; life on Mars could go from science fiction to reality within your lifetime.
Musk, the SpaceX billionaire made the claim, at the SXSW festival, that test flights for a Mars rocket could begin as early as next year.
Musk has made headlines by launching one of his cars into space with Falcon Heavy type SpaceX shuttle. The roadster is drifting through space playing “Space Oddity” by beloved glam-rocker David Bowie.
According to CNBC, Musk plans on sending a full-fledged cargo mission to Mars by 2022.
The BFR rocket is expected to not only be capable of interplanetary travel, but also be reusable for multiple trips. Musk estimated a flight would cost between $5 and $6 billion.