用 Elon Musk increasingly thinking about making humanity a “multiplanetary” 种类, talk has turned to where people would live.
Naturally, the enigmatic Musk has a plan for that.
The 49-year-old SpaceX CEO said that in order to build a city on Mars, humans would have to live in “glass domes at first.”
Eventually, 的 Red Planet could be “terraformed to support life, like Earth,” Musk tweeted.
That process will be “too slow to be relevant in our lifetime,” 他加了, though it’s important that a base is established on Mars sometime soon.
“At least a future spacefaring civilization – discovering our ruins – will be impressed humans got that far,” 他说.
在 2015, Musk discussed putting a city on Mars after a successful rocket landing by SpaceX. NASA’s long-term goal is to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s.
Musk published a 纸 在六月 2017 on making humanity a multiplanetary species, laying out plans for having as many as 1 million people on Mars.
After his SpaceX company received its official certification from NASA to carry astronauts to the International Space Station earlier this month, which Musk described as a “great honor,” the 49-year-old said the news would help inspire “confidence in our endeavor to return to the moon, travel to Mars, and ultimately help humanity become multiplanetary.”
在 2018, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO 说过 there was a “70% chance” he would move to Mars but with the caveat that there was a “good chance” of dying on the way to the Red Planet. Two years prior, 他 laid out an ambitious plan to put human life on Mars.