Elon Musk plans to send A Million people to Mars

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Everybody likes traveling but most travelers engage in local tourism. Human mission to mars has been the subject of science fiction for many years. However, Elon Musk has a dream of colonizing Mars. The entrepreneur plans to take a million people to Mars within this century. The whole idea sounds  amazing to me because in few years to come industries are going to exhaust most of the resources on earth and we need an alternative planet to rule.

Elon Musk said in an interview that in order to move to Mars huge labor force will be needed to develop infrastructure and industry. Ellon said, “even at a million, you’re really assuming an incredible amount of productivity per person, because you would need to recreate the entire industrial base on Mars. You would need to mine and refine all of these different materials in a much more difficult environment than Earth. There would be no trees growing. There would be no oxygen or nitrogen that are just there. No oil. He estimates about 10 cargo trips for every human trip. So that’s 100,000 supply launches that will cater for the supplies of the people who will be carried.

Business Insider reports that Musk already has a design for a giant spaceship carrier that could seat 100 people. It’s part of what’s called the Mars Colonial Transporter plan — a fleet of spaceships and rockets designed for Mars travel. Musk has said he hopes to reveal some of these plans by the end of the year. His company SpaceX is working on developing 100% reusable rockets and after only a few test landings he’s getting incredibly close to success. “Rockets are the only form of transportation on Earth where the vehicle is built anew for each journey,” Musk said. “What if you had to build a new plane for every flight?” “The Mars transport system will be a completely new architecture. Am hoping to present that towards the end of this year. Good thing we didn’t do it sooner, as we have learned a huge amount from Falcon and Dragon,” Musk added.

Reusable rockets would drive the cost down to just tens of thousands of dollars per pound of weight, Musk has estimated. That’s about two orders of magnitude cheaper than the current cost. It would make it possible to launch people and supplies much faster. Instead of one launch every few months, reusable rockets mean we could be launching multiple times in a day.

Musk and Mars One have the same goal to take people to Mars. Mars One has a goal to establish permanent human settlement on Mars. Mars They believes that human settlement on Mars will be the most profound and influential event of the 21st century. Permanent settlement significantly reduces the cost, the required technology development and the risk of the mission compared to the traditional return journey. They have a Transit Vehiclehe that consists of two propellant stages, a landing module, and a transit habitat. The landing module will be similar to the ones used for the unmanned Mars missions. The crew will travel through space for approximately seven or eight months, depending on the year of departure, which is much shorter than many MIR Station missions and even shorter than the new one year shifts in the ISS.

 

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Erick Vateta
Tech Editor at Kachwanya.com
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