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Elon Musk: SpaceX will send people to Mars by 2025

Some people have their head in the clouds; Elon Musk is above and beyond that.

The founder of SpaceX – and Tesla, for that matter – says the company will put people on Mars by 2025.

According to Elon Musk, the mission for mankind to reach Mars is of the utmost importance.

That’s a lofty goal, considering NASA’s current estimates put the first human on Mars by around 2030.

Musk was asked whether 2025 was too short a time frame, to which he replied that nine years “seems like a long time to me”.

He added: “I’m hoping to describe that architecture later this year at IAC…and I think that will be quite exciting.”

Elon MuskElon Musk, founder of PayPal, who currently leads SpaceX and Tesla

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The technologist revealed his ambitions at the StartmeupHK Festival in Hong Kong this week, where he also confirmed he would personally visit space within the next five years.

To prepare for the trip, Musk told festival-goers that he had already undertaken parabolic flights, saying: “I don’t think it’s that hard, honestly. It’s not that hard to float around.”

Musk has been very open about his ambitions in the space sector, and hopes to eventually colonise Mars and establish a city there.

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