If a favorable environment is made available where humans can live without the danger of finding themselves struggling for the essentials of survival, the possibility of humans staying in Mars for extended period of time, is a huge possibility.
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The charismatic CEO of SpaceX admitted during a recent interview that the number one stumbling block in bringing humans to the Red Planet is the absence of a sustainable environment where they can live and survive.
Elon Musk noted that in 10 to 12 years from now, humans won’t have any difficulty in travelling to the Red Planet and live there, he said in the same interview.
Speaking on the topic, Musk added, “I’m hopeful that the first people could be taken to Mars in 10 to 12 years, I think it’s certainly possible for that to occur. But the thing that matters long term is to have a self-sustaining city on Mars, to make life multiplanetary.”
At present, under the visionary leadership of Elon Musk, SpaceX has become a force to reckon with in designing, creating and sending spacecrafts and rockets into our planet’s low orbits, an altitude between 1,200 kilometers to 2,000 kilometers.
The company is now aiming for higher altitudes. It wants to create space vehicles to make it possible for humans to travel to other planets and live there.
The privately owned company is responsible in supplying the International Space Station since October 2012 using its Dragon space shuttles. And just about last month, the company has made known its Dragon V2 spacecraft for the purpose of taking the astronauts to and from the outer space.
Google and Fidelity have made investments in SpaceX to a tune of $1 billion. The huge amount boosted the company’s assets to $10billion. This will help a lot in the company’s plans in the coming years.