Ilon Musk is known for his concern about the survival of the human species in outer space, so at a recent conference he touched on global warming, natural disasters and wars. He considers all this as reasons capable of wiping people off the face of the earth. Musk believes that only the spread of the human species throughout the solar system can provide the maximum chance for survival.
A South African businessman expressed his own opinion at a presentation arranged in honor of the future launch of a private space tourist around the moon in 2023. Musk said: “There are many options for development (artificial or natural) that can complete a known civilization. Therefore, it is important to populate other worlds and spread throughout the system at an accelerated pace. In the end, I want to see people on Mars, the Moon and, possibly, Venus, the satellites of Jupiter and beyond. Then you can take a chance and get out of our system to other stars. ”
Ilon Musk and Yusaku Maedzawa
Ilon Mask hopes to be able to promote this initiative after the launch of the Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maedzawa on a cruise around the moon in 2023. This will be the first such trip since the completion of NASA’s Apollo 17 mission.
For SpaceX space tourism is an important stage of development, as it will open the doors of space for ordinary citizens. Maezawa will take with him 6-8 representatives of art to share with them the experience and inspire humanity for new feats.
Musk has no plans to spread the exact cost of a particular lunar flight. But, if this is comparable to the prices of NASA, then it is estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars, because the agency spends only $ 80 million to get to launch just one astronaut to the ISS.