(PatrioticPost.com)- Space X CEO Elon Musk admitted during an interview with Peter Diamandis, the founder of the X Prize Foundation for scientific discovery, that people are likely going to die during the mission to land humans on Mars.
The honest commentary from the eccentric billionaire shocked listeners…though, let’s be honest, you’ve probably already thought it.
“You might die, it’s going to be uncomfortable and probably won’t have good food,” Musk said about the brave people who will eventually ride on one of his SpaceX ships to the Earth’s closest semi-habitable neighboring planet.
Musk added that advertisements for people who want to become Mars astronauts should explain that it will be an “arduous and dangerous journey where you may not come back alive.”
“Honestly, a bunch of people will probably die in the beginning,” he added, saying that it will also be a “glorious adventure and it will be an amazing experience.”
Musk added that it’s “not for everyone” – and looking at the sheer number of Space X rockets that have crashed over the last 10 years as his team tries to perfect its reusable rockets, that sounds about right.
Then again, the entire purpose of the tests is to ensure that people on those rockets in the future are as safe as possible.
And those rockets could soon be taking humans to Mars…by 2026. Musk predicted that his company will have humans on the Red Planet within a handful of years and eventually a city on the planet, built by robots before humans arrive.
In 2019, Musk said that building the first-ever city on Mars could take 20 years and would require 1,000 Starships to land on the planet from Earth.
Responding to questions On Twitter, Musk said that he expects each Starship flight to cost around $2 million and that 1,000 Starships would be required to transport crew, infrastructure, cargo, and general resources to the planet to sustain people on the planet. And, because of planetary alignment – meaning that the Earth and Mars are intermittently closer and farther away from one another – there would be no way to speed up the process.
He estimated that SpaceX could b capable of sending more than 10 million tonnes of cargo into orbit every year.
Would you be willing to take the risk to travel to Mars?