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Space X Life on Mars in next 20 Years Mars will be colonise by 80,000 Humans

Space X Life on Mars in next 20 Years Mars will be colonise by 80,000 Humans

SpaceX designs, manufactures, and launches the world's most advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company has plans to revolutionize space transportation, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets like Mars and make it a second home.

Elon Musk, is the billionaire founder and CEO of the private spaceflight company SpaceX

He is from South Africa, earned a physics degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a business degree from Wharton.

As per Forbes, he has a net worth of 2.4 billion

He helped start up PayPal,
Then he established Tesla Motors.
Currently he is the founder and CEO of SpaceX, which recently completed a supply mission to the International Space Station

Elon Musk is the first private space entrepreneur to launch a successful mission to the International Space Station.

He has revealed his plans to colonise Mars - and charge 80,000 brave souls $500,000 to be flown there.

He hopes to create a completely reusable spacecraft.

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX, is an American space transport company headquartered in Hawthorne, California.

It was founded in 2002 by former PayPal entrepreneur Elon Musk.
It has developed the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 launch vehicles, both of which were designed from conception to eventually become reusable.

SpaceX also developed the Dragon spacecraft to be flown into orbit by the Falcon 9 launch vehicle, initially transporting cargo and later planned to carry humans.

Space X is the only private company ever to return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, which it first accomplished in December 2010.

The company made history again in May 2012 when its Dragon spacecraft attached to the International Space Station, exchanged cargo payloads, and returned safely to Earth -- a technically challenging feat previously accomplished only by governments.

In October 2012, Dragon again successfully delivered cargo to and from the space station, in the first official cargo resupply mission for NASA.

In order to control quality and costs, SpaceX designs, tests and fabricates the majority of its components in-house, including the Merlin, Kestrel, and Draco rocket engines used on the Falcon launch vehicles and the Dragon spacecraft.

Under a $1.6 billion contract with NASA, SpaceX will fly at least 11 more cargo supply missions to the ISS, in addition to the October 2012 mission -- and in the near future, SpaceX plans to carry crew as well. Dragon was designed from the outset to carry astronauts and now, under a $440 million agreement with NASA, SpaceX is making modifications to make Dragon crew-ready.

The company has nearly 50 launches on its manifest, representing about $4 billion in contracts. These include commercial satellite launches as well as NASA missions.

Now He has revealed his plans to colonise Mars - and charge 80,000 brave humans $500,000 to be flown to Mars.

He says that first step is getting man to the Red Planet Mars, a mission he expects to be completed in the next 15 to 20 years.

He says the settlement plan would start small, with a pioneering group of fewer than 10 people, who he would take there on a reusable rocket powered by liquid oxygen and methane.

Last week he told to Royal Aeronautical Society in London that At Mars, you can start a self-sustaining civilization and grow it into something really big,'

The passengers would be sent to work, carrying with them equipment to build sustainable housing on the dusty and currently barren soil for future generations.

With the CO2, Mars' soil would be capable of growing crops for food.

People will take construction materials to build transparent domes, which when pressurized with Mars’ atmospheric CO2 could grow Earth crops in Martian soil

Immediate groundwork would focus on building transparent domes pressurized with CO2 while possibly covered in a layer of water to serve as protection from the sun.

Additional equipment carried over could also produce fertilizer, methane, and oxygen using the atmosphere’s natural elements of nitrogen, carbon dioxide and its surface of ice water.

After this Phase 2 will start

Phase 2 would require a SpaceX design of a 'rapid and reusable' vertical-landing rocket, calling this: 'the pivotal step to achieving a colony on Mars.'

He said that such a design is currently underway in his Falcon 9 rocket

Project cost will be around $36 billion.
He arrived at that number by estimating that a colony that costs 0.25 percent or 0.5 percent of a nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) would be considered acceptable.

SpaceX is already testing what Musk calls a next-generation, reusable Falcon 9 rocket that can take off vertically and land vertically. The prototype, called Grasshopper, is a Falcon 9 first stage with landing legs.

Grasshopper has made two short flights.

Musk hopes to have a fully reusable version of Falcon 9 in five or six years

On 16 November CEO and Chief Designer of SpaceX, Elon Musk was the guest of honour at the Royal Aeronautical Society to present a lecture entitled 'SpaceX and the future of space exploration'.

The packed lecture was also notable in that the audience saw Elon Musk presented with the Royal Aeronautical Society's highest award - a Gold Medal

Watch the Video Elon Musk lecture at the Royal Aeronautical Society


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MEcoy November 27, 2012  

thats a huge project well its for the sake mankind haha

Usha November 27, 2012  

Only brave will accept this challenge to go and be first humans to settle on Mars...to me 80,000 humans in 20 years looks practically difficult but it is good to see how space X company is taking initiative to make it possible....thanks for sharing this news in detail.

deeps November 29, 2012  

not a distant reality