Hi – as a big Elon Musk admirer it’s a surprise that this is his first mention in this blog…
… but colonising Mars isn’t something to ignore, so catch up on the details on this neat summary from Futurism.com >
Here are some of the highlights if you don’t want to click away (!)
- Elon stated that to make a colony viable – the price to relocate (to Mars) should be around the cost of a home in the US.(approx $200,000) — which is less than the $10billion per person that it might cost if it was possible now!
- He gave plans for the rockets, the process and the four things we need to overcome.
- He set specific dates – the big one being a person on mars by 2025.
Live YouTube broadcast here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1YxNYiyALg
This article from The Verge sums it up nicely, and features so super cool simulation videos too. > http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/27/13058990/mars-mission-spaceship-announced-elon-musk-spacex