After watching the sci-fi movies like John Carter(2012) and Mission To Mars(2000), you must be thinking at the back of your mind, “will we be able to have life on the red planet?” After the news that life is sustainable on mars, many projects started to take shape of how you will be able to make colonies and settle in other planet.
Looking at the population of earth you will be definitely thinking that we should keep an alternative planet where we can see our future not struggling everyday to find a piece of land to build our own houses.
What if we are able to make colonies in another planet and stay there.
According to an article in Washingtonpost Elon Musk, the entrepreneur behind the Tesla Motors electric car company and countless other ventures, wants to expand his presence in space. Musk plans to extend his SpaceX company, a company that hopes to put private citizens in space, to build a colony on Mars. The colony would house 80,000 inhabitants, and Musk hopes that he will be able to transport visitors to the colony for $500,000 a person.
Transports of visitors would be initially be limited to 10 people or less, and they would ride to the Red Planet on reusable rockets. The colony itself would be covered with transparent domes, which can be pressurized and possibly support the growth of crops.
The total project is expected to cost roughly $36 billion, and Musk is a long ways off from breaking ground on it. The entrepreneur hopes to put people on Mars within the next 12 to 15 years, but for now, a Mars colony is still in the realm of creative science fiction writers.