The American genius does not want the human race to be represented on just one planet — humans must become an interplanetary species
This is reported by CNBC.
“We need to go back and build a permanent base on the moon… and then build a city on Mars, which will allow us to become a space civilization, an interplanetary species, “ Musk said at a press conference after the launch of the Crew Dragon spacecraft to the ISS.
He expressed confidence that his company SpaceX will carry out regular flights to the Moon but recalled that almost half a century has passed since people first visited the only satellite of our planet.
“It’s too long… We don’t want to be one of those species that live on one planet, we want to be representatives of several planets,” says Elon Musk.
And although NASA has abandoned the idea of landing a man on the Moon by 2024, Musk himself considers this more than a real goal.
Recall that last week, it was Elon Musk’s company that won the NASA tender for the construction of a spacecraft that will take people to the moon for the first time since the Apollo mission in 1972.