With Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa set to fly to the moon in SpaceX’s newly-renamed Starship, Elon Musk — the company’s CEO — has now discussed his own plans for space travel. Speaking in the Axios on HBO documentary series, Musk explained that there have been a “recent number of breakthroughs” making travel to Marks more likely. The entrepreneur also said that there was a “70 percent” chance he personally would go to Mars, and that he expects to “move there.”
Discussing his potential relocation, Musk added that the journey would not be easy but he wanted to go for the challenge. Denying that Mars would become an “escape hatch for the rich,” Musk explained that he believed early travellers (if they make it) will spend their time building a base and struggling to survive the conditions.
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