Billionaire Elon Musk has long had the ambition to live on Mars, as evidenced by the SpaceX industry he founded. However, recently he said there is a possibility that humans cannot survive on the Red Planet.
Quoted from CNBC International in Jakarta, Friday (4 / 9/2020) regarding this because the CEO of SpaceX admits that it is difficult to build a base on Mars, especially building a city on it.
“Going to Mars, for me, is not a fundamental problem. The fundamental problem is building a base, building a city on it,” said Elon Musk during the virtual Humans to Mars conference.
Musk said building an independent city would be difficult and that there are some dangers that settlers could experience when advancing galactic civilization.
“I want to emphasize, this is a very difficult and risky subject. Not only the faint of heart. A good chance you will die. And it will be difficult, difficult, but it will be very noble if successful,”
To make it known, Elon Musk plans to build an early base Mars Base Alpha to make it an independent and defensive place. The hope is that humans can live on Mars without problems that condemn human safety.
Musk made SpaceX’s Starship his priority early this year and he says big steps are being made. It’s just that there’s a lot more to try before people are sent to the ward on Mars.
Based on the projections, SpaceX will need to build 1,000 rockets over 9 years to bring one million people to Mars.
“We are making good progress. The thing that severely limits Starship’s progress is the creation system … A year later there was nothing there and we currently have quite a lot of creation expertise. So we quickly built more ships,” he said.
“First of all we have to make it play a role, automatically send satellites and carry out hundreds of missions with satellites before we put people in it,” he concluded.