Elon Musk says the SpaceX Starship will get to Mars ‘well before’ 2030 – Daily Express

Posted: March 31, 2021 at 5:29 am

SpaceX's Starship will make it to Mars within the 2020s according to its owner, Mr Musk. As SpaceX prepares to test its latest Starship prototype, the SN11, Mr Musk is thinking further ahead. The South African-born billionaire has made no secret of his desire to reach the Red Planet and has been working tirelessly to perfect Starship.

When it does, the rocket will be ready to take humans to Mars.

Now, Mr Musk said SpaceX will send the rocket to the Red Planet by the end of the 2020s.

Mr Musk said on Twitter: "SpaceX will be landing Starships on Mars well before 2030.

"The really hard threshold is making Mars Base Alpha self-sustaining."

Mars Base Alpha is the code-name for the first human base on the Red Planet.

For humans to settle there, there will need to be a constant supply of food, energy and water.

SpaceX has said of the Starship: This capability will enable a fully reusable transportation system designed to carry both crew and cargo on long-duration, interplanetary flights and help humanity return to the Moon, and travel to Mars and beyond."

Starship will take the first humans around the Moon in a commercial voyage in 2023.

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It will take three days to get to the moon, loop behind it, and three days to get back."

When the plans were first announced in 2018, the businessman said he wanted to take eight artists with him on the mission called dearMoon.

However, he has now said that has "evolved" as every single person who is doing something creative could be called an artist.

Including pilots and technical staff, there will be a total of 10 to 12 people on board the Starship.

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