Where is the profit? Even if you can do it for a reasonable cost, how do you make money?
people pay to go, same as suborbital flights, Musk has said he has done the figures and he wants to get the costs down to $500k per person, which implies that it will be in the millions for the first few trips, and implies he is going to make money out of it.
His companies are making money, so I don't think you can doubt he has planned it out to make money.
Before a human walks on Mars, there ought to be some humans born in Antarctica — an environment much more welcoming to our species than the red planet.
Meet Emilio Marcos Palma, born January 7, 1978.
was about the post the same!
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