Elon Musk, the general manager of SpaceX, a company dealing with the building of vehicles for space transportation, wants to send a total of 1,000,000 people to #Mars in case of an apocalypse on the Earth, according descopera.ro and sciencealert .com
SpaceX wants to colonize Mars
On September 27, the company expressed their desire to colonize Mars, and they also offered as a solution, the Interplanetary Transportation System, consisting of rockets, spacecrafts and other crucial components that could achieve this mission. Elon Musk launched a session of Questions & Answers online during which he was asked about ways to fuel existing in that environment. His answer was complex and unexpected.
Missions to Mars
First, they intends to launch missions to Mars to discover the method by which the landing could be achieved without creating a crater. Then they want to show the way water can be brought to the surface. However, they don't know what elements they need to send into #Space, but it is likely to be robots in search of water.
Second, they want to make a deposit of methane, so the existence of fuel can be secured. The first spacecraft of this company, Heart of Gold, will carry all the specific tools for achieving this.
Alpha Base on Mars
Next, the building of a suitable habitat will be needed, where plants and vegetables can be grown and water can be used. This idea has been a challenge for researchers over time. This is Musk's vision: people will live inside of some glass domes and robots will be used to build their houses. The name of the first colony will be Alpha Base on Mars.
The journey to Mars could be fatal for some people
A #colonization of Mars would need 40,000 volunteers to kick start it. But Musk wants not only life on this planet to be possible, but life on Mars to have the same conditions as life on Earth. However, he warns about the risks of the travels to Mars, which could be fatal for some people.
The question that arose from the constant exposure to this idea is the following: is this possible? John Logsdon, a historian at the Space Policy Institute of George Washington University said there is a very little chance for this to happen, but in the future, anything is possible.