Elon Musk says there's 70pc chance he would go to Mars
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said there's "70 per cent chance that he will go to Mars", despite a "good chance" of him not surviving either on his way or after landing, the media reported.
"We've recently made a number of breakthroughs that I am just really fired up about," Musk was quoted as saying in an interview with Axios on HBO on Sunday, the CNET reported.
"I'm talking about moving there," said a thrilled Musk, as he spoke about his ambition.
He, however, agreed that the risks were high.
"Your probability of dying on Mars is much higher than on Earth," Musk said, adding "There's a good chance of death."
Even if you make it to Mars, you could still end up dying in its harsh conditions, but Musk remains certain he wants to go.
Musk's spaceship designed for interplanetary travel 'Starship' (formerly known as the BFR) is a fully reusable vehicle designed to take humans and supplies to Mars and also to dramatically cut travel time within Earth.
Starship is also set to fly a private passenger -- Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa -- to Moon and is scheduled to start in 2023.
Maezawa, 42, is the founder and CEO of Zozo, the largest online fashion retailer in Japan.
(With inputs from agencies.)