Space & Astronomy
Elon Musk reveals image of 'Mars Base Alpha'
September 25, 2018 | 9 comments
Is this what a future colony on Mars will be like ? Image Credit: Twitter / Elon Musk
The ever-ambitious entrepreneur is aiming to construct a human colony on the Red Planet by as early as 2028.
Despite the fact that SpaceX hasn't even built its next-generation rocket yet, CEO Elon Musk is already making plans for settling future explorers on another world.
In a recent Tweet, Musk posted up an intriguing concept image of what he refers to as 'Mars Base Alpha' - a fully-manned Martian colony complete with roads, buildings and rocket launch pads.
If the image looks like something out of a science-fiction movie then that it is because, for the moment at least, it might as well be. It also seems as though the 2028 estimate is a little overly ambitious.
That said however, it is not difficult to imagine that a future Mars colony could look a lot like this.
"I think fundamentally the future is vastly more exciting and interesting if we're a spacefaring civilization and a multiplanet species than if we're or not," Musk said previously.
"You want to be inspired by things. You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great. And that's what being a spacefaring civilization is all about."
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