Mars, due to its red color, is named after the Roman God of War. One might wonder how interesting it would be to actually live there. You could see the sun in half its size than it currently is on earth! Its seasons last twice as long and it even has two moons called Phobos and Deimos. It doesn’t have a magnetic field and experiences huge dust storms. What concern scientists the most is the fact that it’s the one planet apart from Earth in our solar system that is capable of hosting life! One brave man known as Elon Musk is on a mission to have humanity colonize it.
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX spoke during a Q&A session at the Southwest festival in Texas about there being a need to colonize Mars as soon as possible to prevent the third world war. It seems that he’s really concerned about humanity’s future. His long-term plan includes putting 1 million people on the planet as a sort of Option B society in case nuclear war swabs out the human race from Earth.
In the episode of nuclear destruction, Musk said,
“We want to make sure there’s enough of a seed of civilization somewhere else to bring civilization back and perhaps shorten the length of the dark ages. I think that’s why it’s important to get a self-sustaining base, ideally on Mars, because it’s more likely to survive than a moon base.”
To revive the lives back on Earth, we surely need a backup empire on Mars before World War Three happens on Earth. SpaceX is working on a vehicle that will take humans to Mars, a 100-metre ship named the BFR (Big Fucking Rocket). But Elon said that incredible entrepreneurial resources are required for the colonization of Mars.
Moreover, he told that life of Mars won’t be as easy as we are thinking. There will be many difficulties in the beginning and life will be dangerous. One can die too. But it will be very exciting for those who will survive there.
It was told that the spaceship will fly for the first time in the first half of 2019. Elon ended up his session by saying that we have to take security measures in order to save massive lives.