You can settle down in Mars…

…Elon Musk, founder and CEO of private spaceflight company SpaceX has announced detailed plans to send 80,000 people to colonize Mars by ferrying explorers to the Red Planet for $500,000 per trip.  He considers that with the help of carbon dioxide, Martian soil would be capable of growing crops for food.  According to Elon Musk, he would begin by sending 10 people and gradually expand the mission.  He expects the mission to the Red Planet to be completed in the next 15 to 20 years.  He admits that the ticket price needs to be low enough that more people in advanced countries, in their mid-forties or something like that can arrange for funds to make the trip…

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