Elon Musk unveils plan for colonizing Mars

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk recently announced his company’s plans to colonize Mars with one million people.

The plan, which SpaceX hopes to begin in 2024, would be undertaken by a new spacecraft that could send up to 100 people at a time leading to what Musk says could be a million-strong civilization within a century.

"What I really want to do here is to make Mars seem possible — make it seem as though it's something that we could do in our lifetimes, and that you can go," said Musk. "The objective is to become a spacefaring civilization and a multiplanet species.”

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