Elon Musk has been talking for decades about how SpaceX will take people to Mars, and he’s completely honest when asked about survival rates.


“It’s uncomfortable. It’s a long journey, You might not come back alive.”
“We won’t make anyone go,” he added. “Volunteers only.”


The SpaceX founder has said that finding a crew will be “like that ad for Shackleton going to the Antarctic,” which is a reference to a newspaper ad that British explorer Ernest Shackleton supposedly placed in a newspaper at the turn of the 19th Century when he sought to assemble a crew for the first-ever excursion to the Antarctic.


“Men wanted for hazardous jouney, small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful, honor and recognition in case of success.”


Regardless, Musk said SpaceX is aggressively moving forward with its plans to develop the necessary rocket technology because he believes that ‘establishing a human settlement on Mars will be crucial for our species’ long-term survival. ‘

You see, Elon believes that  Earth could become uninhabitable due to natural or man-made disasters, having a ‘back-up’ planet will be humanity’s best chance.


Alright, who’s signing up for that trip to Mars?

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