However, Musk also admits that building a base on Mars would be very difficult and dangerous. Even the trip to Mars is full of risks, because many space objects are flying around.
“Not for the faint of heart. It’s going to be tough, it’s going to be tough, but it will be great when it works. So this is a good opportunity, ”he said at the“ National Academy of Space Studies Board and Board on Physics and Astronomy ”event, quoted on the futurism page on Friday (November 19th, 2021).
According to Musk, moving to the planet Mars is a good choice as there are many threats to life on Earth too. For example, rising CO2 emissions, melting tundra, through to impending collisions with comets.
“There is always the risk that a comet will destroy a continent. Many extinction events have occurred at the continental level in the fossil record, ”Musk said. (Also read; The Earl of Elon Musk sells Tesla shares to overcome world hunger )
In addition to comets, Musk said, climate change and falling birth rates could potentially lead our species to extinction. “There’s always a good nuclear Armageddon,” added Musk.
Because of this, moving to Mars is an attractive option with all of the risks. Musk described this as the same as crossing the Atlantic for the first time.
In order to get to Mars, a large rocket is needed that can not only transport many people, but also repel various threats in space. (Also read; Bacteria sent to Mars to fire space shuttle missiles )
“If you wait long enough, the earth will become uninhabitable. One day a bigger missile will save billions of people, “Musk said.