"I mean, really, it kind of reads like Shackleton's ad for Antarctica explorers: It's hard, dangerous, good chance you'll die, excitement for those who survive". "Excitement for those who survive".
SpaceX rockets are being created to remain completely reusable between voyages. In fact, it will likely be the most powerful rocket in use anywhere on the planet (a title now held by the Falcon Heavy) depending on whether or not NASA has been able to field the SLS by that time, as well as how the final stats for the new platforms match up.
We don't know if Musk is joking about this, or if he's half-joking now and will end up making his words come true later.More news: Cheltenham Day 2 tips: Samcro takes Ballymore Novices' Hurdle
Musk said that "they now don't think it's possible so that if we show them that it is, then I think that they will up their game and they will build interplanetary transport vehicles, as well".
Musk has said he believes SpaceX rockets will be able to start taking people to Mars by 2024. "This will prove to other companies and countries that it can be done, give them an incentive to go and do it themselves".
"In massive mistake, Elon Musk rides own Tesla to Mars thinking electric car's battery will run for 70 million miles instead of just 300". After all, he has said he thinks it will be possible to establish colonies of settlers on the Red Planet in the future. It will launch from the Earth to either land on the Moon for a refuel or go straight for Mars. Perhaps such a world would have room for a personal goal: "I think Mars should really have great bars", he said.