City of a million planned for Mars
A PLAN to have a Mars city of a million people has been outlined in Adelaide by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk as he also revealed his plans for a base on the moon.
He plans to use a rocket bigger than an A380 aeroplane to send 100 people at a time to Mars, to create a sustainable population of about a million.
Mr Musk said his company SpaceX had started work on the BFR (Big F...... Rocket) as he plans an Interplanetary Transport System.
He spoke about the technical capabilities SpaceX has been working on, such as the spaceship materials and how to land on the moon or Mars. He said SpaceX could launch two cargo missions by 2022.