human beings are able to travel to Mars from the year 2022 on a ship that would transport between 100 and 200 people every 26 months, said on Tuesday, in Mexico, the scientist and entrepreneur Elon Musk.
Any person “with a few days of training” you can follow to the Red Planet on a journey that would cost between$ 100 thousand and$ 200 thousand, according to the luggage that is lightweight, has declared the founder of the company transport aerospace SpaceX.
The dream of conquering Mars will be possible with “a community self-sustaining” at least a million people, a challenge that would take between 40 and 100 years with a fleet of 1 thousand interplanetary ships, according to the calculation of the own Musk.
Though the estimated cost of bringing a person to this planet by traditional methods is$ 10 billion, Musk said that his company has the challenge of decreasing the “average cost of a home in the United States”.
The businessman became the speaker the most anticipated of the International Congress of Astronautics, which takes place in Guadalajara, and brings together the directors of space agencies from around the world.
His lecture, “Doing to the human species interplanetary,” was one of the busiest not only on the part of experts and researchers, but for young students of various nationalities that attend the congress.
The owner of the company manufacturer of electric cars Tesla has promised that the ship will be “the largest built up to now”, with ability to take “two or three tons of cargo” with all of the tools that enable you to build a community self-sustaining.
“you May have foundries, pizzerias, which is” to achieve the colonization of the planet, ” said Musk, adding that the first inhabitants should have the “adventurous spirit, talent and will.”
Who want to go back to the Land you can do it for free, he said.
The ship would have services such as restaurant, movies, games, and zero gravity “to make it more fun” and attractive to those who are to perform the journey.