SpaceX founder Elon Musk envisions using the company’s Starship for Mars-colonization purposes, since each is capable of transporting up to 100 people. The massive rocket designed for the purpose, called Super Heavy, is completely reusable, along with Starship, which means the cost of spaceflight will be cut enough to make Mars colonization economically feasible. Read more for a video and additional information.
Eventually, SpaceX will launch each Starship vehicle three times per day on average, each carrying around 100 tons of payload to orbit, or about 100,000 tons annually. Elon Musk hopes to have a colony of at least 1-million humans on Mars by 2050.
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Building 100 Starships/year gets to 1000 in 10 years or 100 megatons/year or maybe around 100k people per Earth-Mars orbital sync. Loading the Mars fleet into Earth orbit, then 1000 ships depart over ~30 days every 26 months. Battlestar Galactica,” said Elon Musk wrote in a Tweet on Thursday.