Elon Musk admits that “probably a lot of people will die” during SpaceX’s first voyages to Mars

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Elon Musk admits that “a lot of people are likely to die” on SpaceX’s first voyages to Mars – but has insisted it will be a “glorious adventure and wonderful experience.”

The founder of SpaceX spoke to Peter Diamandis, founder of the X Prize Foundation, when he made the grim prediction.

Musk has already said he hopes to get humans on Mars by 2026 – seven years before NASA plans to land astronauts on the Red Planet.

But a barefoot Musk warned Thursday: ‘Going to Mars reads like that ad for Shackleton going to Antarctica. You know it’s dangerous, it’s uncomfortable, and it’s a long journey.

‘You may not come back alive, but it is a wonderful adventure and it will be a wonderful experience.

‘Yes, to be honest, a lot of people will probably die in the beginning.

“It’s tough going there.”

Elon Musk and Peter Diamandis discuss the launch of the largest incentive award in history, the $ 100M XPRIZE Carbon Removal Contest.  During the chat, Musk admitted that

Elon Musk and Peter Diamandis discuss the launch of the biggest incentive award in history, the $ 100M XPRIZE Carbon Removal Contest. During the chat, Musk admitted that “a lot of people are likely to die” during SpaceX’s first voyages to Mars

The Crew Dragon spacecraft with four astronauts from three countries will be launched Friday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.  Musk has already said he hopes to get humans on Mars by 2026 - seven years before NASA plans to land astronauts there.

The Crew Dragon spacecraft with four astronauts from three countries will be launched Friday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. Musk has already said he hopes to have humans on Mars by 2026 – seven years before NASA plans to land astronauts there.

SpaceX brought space flight back to America in May last year by launching NASA astronauts from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the International Space Station – an event that hasn’t happened in nearly a decade.

Called ‘Launch America’, it was also the first time a private company had sent astronauts into space.

In February, Musk told the Good Times Show that his goal was to establish a self-sustaining Martian civilization.

SpaceX brought space flight back to America in May last year by launching NASA astronauts from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the International Space Station (ISS), an event that hasn't happened for nearly a decade.  Astronauts are depicted on Friday

SpaceX brought space flight back to America in May last year by launching NASA astronauts from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the International Space Station – an event that hasn’t happened in nearly a decade. Astronauts are depicted on Friday

NASA plans to put the first humans on Mars by 2033 as part of the Artemis program that will see the next man and first woman land on the moon in 2024.

While Musk hopes to achieve his goal of landing people on the Red Planet by 2026, he was realistic and said it’s not a tough deadline due to the technical hurdles.

Musk says there will be some technological advancements to be made between now and 2026 before humans can travel to Mars with Starship.

These include ensuring that Starship is fully reusable and that it can reach orbit where it can refuel, ready for its long six-month journey to Mars.

Musk says some technological advancements will need to be made between now and 2026 before humans can travel to Mars with Starship.

Musk says some technological advancements will need to be made between now and 2026 before humans can travel to Mars with Starship.

SpaceX Starships SN9 and SN10.  After a series of successful test flights, Musk hopes to send an unmanned spaceship to Mars and back sometime in 2024 - for manned flight in 2026.

SpaceX Starships SN9 and SN10. After a series of successful test flights, Musk hopes to send an unmanned spaceship to Mars and back sometime in 2024 – for manned flight in 2026.

After a series of successful test flights, Musk hopes to send an unmanned spaceship to Mars and back sometime in 2024 – for manned flight in 2026.

“For the first time in Earth’s four and a half billion years of history, it has been possible to expand life beyond Earth and make life multi-planetary,” he said.

Humanity is the agent of life and we have a duty to ensure that the beings of the Earth continue even when there is a disaster on Earth, be it man-made or a natural disaster – if you go to the fossil record, there are many weapons of mass destruction. become extinct.

‘It’s about making sure we cross that threshold where it is self-sufficient if a calamity prevents ships from going there.

“Which comes first – a self-sustaining city on Mars or World War III?”

He said it would be a small, dangerous outpost to start with a lot of hard work, a ‘border environment’ with many more ways to die than there are on Earth.

‘It will be fun and a great adventure, but it will not be a luxury to start’.

He said the propellant plant, solar power, food production, and iron ore refinery are all “industry fundamentals” needed to make Mars self-sufficient.

On Saturday, the population of the International Space Station grew to 11 with the jubilant arrival of SpaceX’s third crew capsule in less than a year. It’s the largest crowd up there in over a decade.

All the astronauts – representing the US, Russia, Japan and France – managed to squeeze into the camera image for a congratulatory call from the leaders of their space agencies.

A recycled SpaceX capsule containing four astronauts arrived at the space station a day after launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

On Saturday, the population of the International Space Station grew to 11 with the jubilant arrival of SpaceX's third crew capsule in less than a year.  It's the largest crowd up there in over a decade.  All astronauts - representing the US, Russia, Japan and France - managed to squeeze in the camera image for a congratulatory call from the leaders of their space agencies

On Saturday, the population of the International Space Station grew to 11 with the jubilant arrival of SpaceX’s third crew capsule in less than a year. It’s the largest crowd up there in over a decade. All astronauts – representing the US, Russia, Japan and France – managed to squeeze into the camera image for a congratulatory call from the leaders of their space agencies

While this was SpaceX’s third crew flight for NASA, it was the first to use a vehicle that had previously flown, an essential part of a plan by SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk to push towards the Moon and Mars.

The Dragon capsule was used to launch SpaceX’s first crew last May, while the Falcon rocket, released on Friday in November, lifted crew two.

It was the first time that two SpaceX crew carriers had been parked there at the same time – practically next to each other.

And earlier this month, NASA chose Musk’s SpaceX to build the spacecraft that will take the first woman and the next man to the moon. The firm owned by Musk beat Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Dynetics.

NASA’s official statement confirms that SpaceX will be the only one to return humans to the moon for the first time since the Apollo mission 48 years ago.

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