Elon Musk May Unveil Mars Colony Plans This Year
Elon Musk has plans for future Martians.
In a Reddit Ask Me Anything Q&A session on Monday, Musk outlined plans to build a gargantuan spaceship that could transport material and colonists to Mars. He wrote that he hopes to unveil blueprints for the transport system and a chic astronaut suit later this year.
“The Mars transport system will be a completely new architecture,” he wrote. “Am hoping to present that towards the end of the year.”
Back in June, Musk, who founded and serves as both chief executive and top technology officer of the private space travel company SpaceX, said he hopes to send humans to the red planet by 2026.
Founding a settlement on another world will be an arduous task. The sheer mass of all of the materials and humans needed to initially set up the colony would reach about 100 metric tons, Musk wrote Monday.
“This obviously requires a very big spaceship and booster system,” he said.