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SpaceX founder Elon Musk will go to Mars with a probability of 70 percent. He told this in an interview with Axios.
According to the billionaire, the start to the red planet could take place seven years later, and the ticket aboard its reusable rocket SpaceX BFR (Big Falcon Rocket) will cost a couple of hundred thousand dollars.
“It will be hard, there’s a good chance to die in an iron pot in the middle of deep space. Even if you land successfully, you without interruption will work on the construction of bases. After all, there is a chance to return to Earth,” said Musk.
In September 2017 Musk jokingly deciphered the acronym BFR Big Fucking Rocket. Then it became known about SpaceX plans to send to 2022 two trucks to Mars, whereas the 2024-th, it is expected from four missions — two freight and two manned. The ultimate goal of SpaceX is planting the seed for deployment on Mars human colony.
Musk first announced the possibility of terraforming Mars in 2015. Then a businessman offered to blow up a thermonuclear bomb over the polar caps of the planet that supposedly will allow you to warm up the planet. Later, the scientists came to the conclusion that the terraforming of the red planet in the near future is impossible.
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