Elon Musk wants people to make it to Mars. With his company Spaceex in his back, he's pushed forward with some incredibly bold claims about what is possible for humanity on the end of the planet. He has shown off concepts for Mars settlements and even called out scientists who say climate engineering on the planet is impossible.
Now, in an interview with HBO's Axios, Musk doubles on one of the more off-the-wall climbs he's made in his years in the spotlight. Mars, he says, will be his eventual home, and he estimated his chances of moving to the planet at a generous 70%.
Musk said in the past that he was fine with the idea of death on Mars, as long as it's not landing (or, more accurately, crashing). He is all-in on the idea of actually traveling there, which is a bold declaration in light of his own proclamation that the first humans who make the trip have a really good chance of dying.
When pressed on Do not live on Mars would be an escape from the problems humanity is dealing with on earth, Musc has fired back. To show all the difficulties of living on Mars, Muscus said that even after paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for the privilege of moving to Mars – a price point Musc hopes will be a reality before long – life will be difficult and incredibly dangerous , With very little time to relax.
As for what he would go, knew the hardships that are likely to come for anyone who makes the trip, Musc compared to Mars trip to scaling Everest. People die at Everest all the time, Musk said that people still make the trek because they enjoy the challenge. The difference, of course, is that a trip to Everest eventually ends, as long as you're upset the ascent and descent, while a trip to Mars sounds more than a single ticket.