Elon Musk wants people to make it to Mars. With his company SpaceX on his back, he pushed forward with some incredibly bold statements about what is possible for humanity on the Red Planet. He showed from the conceptions of mars settlements and even called scientists who say that climate engineering on the planet impossible.
Now, in an interview with & # 39; th channel HBO Vardar, Musk doubles down on one of the more off-the-wall claims he made during his stay in the spotlight. Mars, he says, will be his final home, and he assesses his chances of transition to a planet on the generous 70%.
Musk said in the past that he is OK with the idea of death on Mars, as long as it is not during the landing (or, more precisely, the failure). He was all-in on the idea of actually coming himself, that bold statement, in light of its announcement that the first people who make the trip are very, very good chance of dying.
When pressed about whether or not life on Mars will be an escape from the problems humanity has to deal with in the world, Musk fired back. Pointing out the difficulties of life on Mars, Musk says that even after paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for the right to go to Mars – in price Musk hopes will become a reality in the near future – life is difficult and incredibly dangerous, with very little time to rest .
And why he wanted to go, knowing the difficulties that can come to those who do travel, Musk compared the journey to Mars to expand the scale Everest. People die all the time on Everest, Musk said, adding that people still make the trek because they enjoy challenges. The difference, of course, with the & # 39 is that the trip to Everest eventually ends up, by the time you've experienced up and down, while the trip to Mars is more like a one-way ticket.