SpaceX pioneer Elon Musk admitted in an interview this week that “several people are at risk of dying” in his mission to bring tourists to Mars.
“You may die. It will be uncomfortable and there will probably not be good food, ”he told Peter Diamandis, the founder and chairman of the X Prize Foundation for Scientific Discovery.
Musk made these statements as he laughed at the fact that his mission was seen as an “escape hatch for the rich”.
The billionaire founder of Tesla has also acknowledged that the advertising linked to the mission should indicate that it will be “a difficult and dangerous journey where you may not be able to come back alive,” he said. he started laughing.
“Honestly, many people risk dying at first,” he said, while insisting that it will be “a glorious adventure and a wonderful experience”.
“It’s not for everyone,” he added, still laughing. For volunteers only! ”
Elon Musk’s space company has created more than 100 rockets in the past decade, wanting to cash in on their efforts to bring tourists to the Moon and Mars, but several of the prototypes have exploded.
Still, the businessman predicted last December that his company will succeed in bringing people to the Red Planet by 2026.