Elon Musk Says First Mars Inhabitants Will Live in Glass Domes

James Marshall
November 22, 2020

Musk has taken it upon himself to declare Mars a 'free planet'. Elon Musk? " He shared a tweet like. Germany. Musk is now in Germany where he met with vaccine maker CureVac, with which Tesla has a cooperation to build devices for producing RNA vaccines, yesterday.

Not only does Musk have a plan for constructing the new world, but he also has an idea of how it should be governed.

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Earlier this year, Mr Musk said Starship was the firm's "top priority", writing in a company-wide email that progress needed to speed up "dramatically and immediately" in order to meet the ambitious target of sending the first humans to Mars before 2030.

Sci-fi authors and scientists have long imagined and studied the feasibility of terraforming Mars to allow a breathable atmosphere for humans.

Expanding on the point, he added: "Terraforming will be too slow to be relevant in our lifetime".

"At least a future spacefaring civilization - discovering our ruins - will be impressed humans got that far", he said.

SpaceX engineer Paul Wooster explained in September 2018 the initial focus of these individuals would be establishing life support systems, enabling surface power, developing habitats and building greenhouses - along with Musk's glass domes.

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA - MAY 30: In this SpaceX handout image, a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft launches on the Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard at Launch Complex 39A May 30, 2020, at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. It was the first launch of an American crew from USA soil since the conclusion of the Space Shuttle program in 2011. Putting his raw ambition on display, Mr Musk also said that he hoped to have one million people on Mars by the year 2050.

He said: "This really might come down to: Are we going to create a self-sustaining city on Mars before or after World War 3".

"The fundamental issue is building a base, building a city on Mars that is self-sustaining".

Speaking during the recent Mars Society's annual conference, Musk said the settlement on Mars should be self-sufficient and not reliant on Earth. "Good chance you'll die, it's going to be tough going, but it will be pretty glorious if it works out".

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