The process of changing Mars will “go on for a long time and will not give significant results throughout our life”
The head of SpaceX decided to build a colony on Mars in order to “make man an interplanetary species.”
Inhabitants of the first Martian city will first live under “glass domes”, but the planet will ultimately be “terraformed to support life, like on Earth,” Elon Musk said. Writes about it Inverse.
According to Musk, the process of changing Mars will “go on for a long time and not have significant results throughout our lives,” but the first colony may appear in the near future.
“Even if something terrible happens, and humanity will die, at least some future space civilization, finding our ruins, will be impressed that people have come so far,” Musk said.
The entrepreneur himself believes that he “definitely does not live long before the colonization of Mars”, if technological progress is not accelerated.
Nevertheless, SpaceX is making every effort to start producing new-generation spacecraft as soon as possible, capable of descending on the surface of the Moon and Mars and delivering up to 150 tons of cargo or 100 passengers.
It is known that part of the plan to colonize Mars is the launch of the global satellite network Starlink, which will help the company finance the construction of rockets.
Earlier, an American businessman, the head of SpaceX, Elon Musk, revealed plans to create a city on Mars that would be completely self-sufficient and independent of the Earth.