The conquest of Mars will require human sacrifice, but there is no shortage of volunteers for such a dangerous, but exciting adventure, said on Monday, April 26, the head of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, in an interview with CNN.
“Obviously, many will die first. Getting there is not easy. Yes, this is not for everyone. We do not force anyone to go there, everything is on a voluntary basis, ”Musk said.
He added that, despite the serious danger, there are more people willing to take part in the flight than necessary.
According to the head of SpaceX, humanity needs to become a species that lives on different planets. He is confident that there will always be threats to the existence of people that cannot be fully controlled. One of them, Musk called the possibility of a third world war.
“It will be a glorious adventure and an amazing experience … Yes, you can die. It will be very uncomfortable, and the food will probably not be very good, and so on. But if you are attracted by a difficult and dangerous, but glorious adventure, then Mars is the most suitable place for it, “Musk summed up.
On April 13 last year, a Russian expert assessed the prospects for the colonization of Mars. According to him, humanity must come out of its “shell” in order to understand whether people are able to adapt to all conditions, including unknown ones, said Maxim Litvak, head of the laboratory of neutron and gamma spectroscopy of the nuclear planetology department of the Institute of Space Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences. At the same time, the Moon is quite suitable for “training” life on other planets. Litvak is confident that an operating base on the surface of an Earth satellite would become “the crown of the Russian lunar program.”