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Musk: We need to reduce the cost of a Mars trip by 5 million %

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk is currently speaking at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico to offer his plan for Mars colonization.  Right now, it costs about $10 billion per person to take a human to Mars right now. He would like to reduce that to the average price of home in the U.S., which … Continue reading “Musk: We need to reduce the cost of a Mars trip by 5 million %”

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SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk is currently speaking at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico to offer his plan for Mars colonization. 

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Right now, it costs about $10 billion per person to take a human to Mars right now. He would like to reduce that to the average price of home in the U.S., which is $200,000. This, he believes, would increase the number of people willing to take the trip drastically. 

Not everybody will want to go, but the few that do could establish a human colony there. 

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Elizabeth Segran, Ph.D., is a staff writer at Fast Company. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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