Elon Musk – Explains How to Build a Mars City by 2050
Elon Musk really wants to build a Mars city, and it could arrive in the next 30 years. The SpaceX CEO is currently working on the Starship to send the first humans to the red planet, a breakthrough that could pave the way for the creation of an extraterrestrial colony.
The Starship is critical to these plans. The stainless steel ship is designed to send up to 100 people in space at once, with a Raptor engine that uses liquid oxygen and methane instead of the rocket propellant used for the Falcon 9’s Merlin engines. That’s important because Musk hopes humans will be able to establish propellant plants and create fuel from Mars to return to Earth — or even continue their journey and establish a planet-hopping network.
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By Mike Brown, INVERSE