SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter On Sunday evening, he expects a round–Trip ticket to Mars eventually cost less than a luxury wedding.
"Much dependent on volume, but I'm sure moving to Mars (return ticket is free) costs one day less than $ 500k and maybe even below $ 100k," he wrote. "Low enough for most people in advanced economies to sell their homes on Earth and move to Mars if they want to."
Cost of living
If Musk is right, it would mean that the cost of Mars missions is set to fall by several orders of magnitude. NASA's curiosity rover, for example, quickly ate up more than $ 2.5 billion in funding.
And it is without getting into the expensive proposal to live on Mars, where any foreign colonies at first would be totally dependent on shipments from Earth.
The price is right
The extraordinary ambition for Musk's prediction was not lost by some Twitter users. "Fyre Festival Part Deux," one replied.
Perhaps skepticism, why, is a consequence–Up answer seemed musk to hedge his bets.
"Just plan to keep the public informed of progress and setbacks," he said wrote. "Will be some [Rapid Unscheduled Disassemblies] along the way, but excitement is guaranteed! "