Technology advances are more impressive everyday and these news are definitely not the exception. Spacex (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation) founder Elon Musk has announced that his aim is to make affordable interstellar travel available from 2022.
Musk believes in the possibility of colonisation of the entire solar system, as he stated at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Tuesday “The alternative is to become a spacefaring civilization, and a multi-planetary species.”. Although the current price of space travel is $10bn per person, Musk announced that the prices will be reduced by orders of magnitude.
To make the whole idea sound even more promising Nasa has reported that they fully support it. “NASA applauds all those who want to take the next giant leap – and advance the journey to Mars. We are very pleased that the global community is working to meet the challenges of a sustainable human presence on Mars. This journey will require the best and the brightest minds from government and industry, and the fact that Mars is a major topic of discussion is very encouraging.”
Watch the short video below to get an idea of what the experience would be like: