Humans to MARS in 2024...
MISSION TO MARS, Elon Musk plans to send humans to MARS in 2024 as billionaire SpaceX reveals timeline for colony.
The ultimate goal is for his SpaceX company to put a person on the Red Planet by 2024 and build a self-sustaining city by 2050.
SpaceX recently completed its second 'hop' test for its Starship rocket prototype.
The goal is to use Starship to take astronauts to the Moon, Mars and beyond.
Resembling a 164ft silver bullet, Starship is the latest rocket designed by SpaceX
To get to this Mars city goal, Musk seems to have a rough timeline set in place.
SpaceX are working on a Super Heavy rocket booster, which could be ready to test by the next Starship event which is in October.
Musk claimed via Twitter that SpaceX might be giving a progress update report in the same month.
In 2021, Musk has said Starship's first orbital flight would "probably" happen.
SpaceX successfully completed a second 'hop test' for its Starship prototype this month
After this, Musk wants to send Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and six to eight artists around the Moon in 2022.
Musk is aiming for Mars cargo missions by 2022 and a manned Mars mission by 2024.
The CEO previously revealed, SpaceX aims to build 1,000 Starships at a facility in South Texas over a 10-year period.
That's 100 rockets per year.
Eventually, the goal would be to launch 1,000 Starship flights to Mars every year – an average of three per day.
Each trip would see 100 passengers make their way to the Red Planet to become citizens of a Mars megacity.
Based on Musk's projections, it would take a fleet of 1,000 Starships around nine years to carry a million people to Mars.