Elon Musk On First Mars Explorers: 'Good Chance You'll Die'

Marco Green
March 14, 2018

Reuters/Lucy NicholsonTesla Motors Inc CEO Elon Musk unveils a new all-wheel-drive version of the Model S vehicle in Hawthorne, California.

Although SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is known to make vague statements and jokes on social media, the tech revolutionary has also attempted to keep expectations with regards to his companies at a minimum.

The ship will be ready for the short flight to the first half of next year, promised Musk at the SXSW conference in Austin.

Musk said that "they now don't think it's possible so that if we show them that it is, then I think that they will up their game and they will build interplanetary transport vehicles, as well". "My timelines are a little, you know." he said, to the crowd's laughter. SpaceX announced the venture in 2017, with a stated target of sending its first payload mission to Mars in 2022. The SpaceX boss said that they were making good progress in the development of its biggest rocket, the unveiling and testing, of which, is highly anticipated all over the world. "Life cannot just be about solving one miserable problem after another".

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On Sunday, Nolan interviewed Musk one-on-one at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater, the Austin Business Journal reported, and addressed a range of subjects.

Although Musk is very positive about a 2019 BFR launch, he clarifies that it could be risky for any human interested in joining the trip.

"For the people who go to Mars, it'll be far more risky". There will be "excitement for those who survive, that kind of thing". He is hoping that once he successfully launches a rocket to the Red Planet, it will prove that interplanetary travel is possible. "Once we have it, we'll have a sort-of point of proof, something that other countries and companies will go and do", he said.

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