Posted By N. Nancy Posted On

“This Will Be Mars One Day”: Elon shares picture of a SpaceX Starship on Mars

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, is renowned for his large-scale endeavours, with his plan to colonize Mars standing out among them. On several occasions, the tech mogul has discussed sending people to the Red Planet, stating that it has “huge potential.” He even allegedly suggested that by creating a metropolis on Mars, humans may evolve into a “multi-planetary species.”

In his most recent post on his obsession with Mars, Elon Musk has imagined the day when a rocket makes a successful landing on the Martian surface. On Twitter, he posted an image of a SpaceX Spacecraft with the message, “This will be Mars one day.”

The rocket in the image is a SpaceX’s Starship prototype , which is one of the company’s current projects. At its Starbase facility in South Texas, US, SpaceX recently tested a Starship booster’s static engine burn. SpaceX claims that the rocket system is intended to “transport both personnel and cargo on lengthy interplanetary journeys, and let mankind return to the Moon, then go to Mars and beyond.”

 

Elon Musk not only considered the idea of colonizing Mars, but he also seemed to be rather certain about it. He recently tweeted, “Mars may be a planet in need of repair, but it has incredible potential!”

In response, a user enquired about the anticipated timeline for humanity to establish a society on Mars. He questioned, “Elon, How long do you think it will take to establish a self-sustaining civilisation on Mars? 20 years? Self-sustaining entails independence from Earth’s resources.

Elon Musk responded to the user by stating that it will take between two and three decades after the first person landed on Mars to establish a colony there. If the launch rate increase is exponential, the first human landing would take place 20 to 30 years from then.