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Elon Musk claims that SpaceX will fly humans to Mars within next 10 years


Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of SpaceX, said on Tuesday that humans will be able to go to Mars within the next ten years.During an appearance on the Lex Fridman podcast, Musk made the big forecast. The Tesla founder restated his belief that mankind should evolve into a “multi-planet species,” and outlined SpaceX’s aspirations to develop the technology required for the journey.”The best case scenario is roughly five years.” “Worst-case scenario, ten years,” Musk remarked.He pointed out that “designing the vehicle” needed for the journey is still a critical aspect in determining a timeline.”By an order of magnitude or something like that, Starship is the most complex and advanced rocket that’s ever been manufactured,” Musk remarked. “It’s quite a lot.” It’s on a whole other level.”SpaceX has begun testing rocket designs that could one day transport humans to Mars.
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Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft ahead of the Inspiration4 mission on September 15, 2021.

The Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket carried out SpaceX’s first all-civilian spaceflight.
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This is part of Musk’s long-term goal to set up a colony on Mars with SpaceX. In the last few weeks, Musk said that SpaceX has started building a launchpad in Florida that can hold rockets from the Starship project.Prototypes of the SpaceX rocket, which is 400 feet long, are now being tested ahead of a planned launch into space. On the podcast, Musk said that his private aviation company is still working to improve the design of its Starship and cut down on how much it will cost for a trip to Mars.On the surface of Mars, there is a certain cost per tonne that we can afford to set up a self-sustaining city. Musk said that above that, we can’t afford to do it. SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried out its first mission in September with a crew of four passengers.
In September, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched its first mission with a four-person crew.
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“You couldn’t fly to Mars for $1 trillion right now. You couldn’t get to Mars with any amount of money. “We need to get things to a point where it’s truly possible,” he added.

In September, SpaceX launched its first all-civilian mission with a four-person crew. The mission, codenamed “Inspiration4”, used SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and the reusable Falcon 9 rocket.

Apart from space exploration, Musk’s company also runs Starlink Internet Services, which promises to provide high-speed broadband internet via a network of thousands of satellites.

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“No amount of money could get you to Mars right now,” Musk stated.

Starlink was at the centre of a recent diplomatic spat between China and the United States. China’s space station was obliged to take evasive measures owing to near-collisions with Starlink satellites, according to Chinese officials, who advised the US to “act properly.”

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