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Ticket to Mars could someday cost $500,000

Posted on Friday, 23 March, 2012 | Comment icon 34 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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By Offeiriad, Staff News Writer

SpaceX entrepreneur Elon Musk is aiming for a future in which tickets to Mars cost $500,000 per person.

Even though a manned mission to Mars is likely still decades away, SpaceX founder Musk is already working on a means with which to bring down the cost of a trip for tourists of the future. One key cost reduction would be to design a spacecraft that can make round-trip journeys, eliminating the cost of building a whole new vessel each time. "Land on Mars, a round-trip ticket — half a million dollars. It can be done," he said.

"Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk says SpaceX is developing a plan for trips to Mars that will eventually cost just $500,000 per seat."

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Comment icon #25 Posted by DONTEATUS on 24 March, 2012, 3:36
Well thats the best thing Ive read all Day ! Me too ! THe Moon Rocks ! it has all the stuff we need to get by ,and the View of Earth is the BEst in our Solar system ! Join our U/M party thread we are going to Mars,and we have trips planned to the Moon,and all planets of the Imagination !
Comment icon #26 Posted by bouncer on 25 March, 2012, 9:52
Sounds good! Wont beer explode on the way tho? Unless they make a bubble-less one? And that just wont be quite the same will it?
Comment icon #27 Posted by Eldorado on 25 March, 2012, 14:53
By the time moon-trips are available for riff-raff such as myself, there will already be a brewery on the moon. And deck-chair attendants, no doubt. lol
Comment icon #28 Posted by bouncer on 25 March, 2012, 17:51
Pub on the moon!! I bet that wont have much of an atmosphere... !
Comment icon #29 Posted by Eldorado on 25 March, 2012, 19:15
The atmosphere will improve once they hire the right bouncer.
Comment icon #30 Posted by bouncer on 25 March, 2012, 19:33
Damn right, and they'll be hearing..."Ladies and Genitals, the bars now closed, now - you dont have to go home...but you cant stay here either...chop-chop"
Comment icon #31 Posted by spud the mackem on 25 March, 2012, 22:36
You have the job mate,but if I wear my green wellies will you let me in ,and do the Flight Hosties get in free ?
Comment icon #32 Posted by bouncer on 25 March, 2012, 23:20
Yeh course, green wellies get to go to the green room VIP... always a guest list +20 for the hosties...
Comment icon #33 Posted by JayMark on 27 March, 2012, 13:45
Guess you saw the personal message I sent you. About this point, you are absolutely right. I thought it was a two part question but that would be misinterpreting so I can't blame you for misinterpreting my posts then. JayMark will suffice. (Joke) The link is not so obvious. Posting what I posted in my initial message without giving any more detail about what I mean will unevitably raise that kind of question. Can't blame you for it. Good. Then I guess we shall discuss the question of consciousness in another thread. About the other part, it is simply that I am a hu... [More]
Comment icon #34 Posted by JayMark on 27 March, 2012, 13:58
Excellent! I'll bring the fly swatter. Because there are some flies on the moon right? *Pauses for a minute* You guys told me there were!

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