Elon Musk told how much it costs to build a city on Mars

We have repeatedly heard the news that on Mars after its colonization will build not just a small settlement, but the whole city. Of course, "right now" to do this, no one will, because you need several stages of preparatory work. However, the estimated cost of construction of the Martian cities already known. And recently, one of the main ideologues of the colonization of the red planet, Elon Musk told how much will cost the construction of the city on Mars.

Elon Musk told how much it costs to build a city on Mars

When to build a city on Mars

Vision Director General SpaceX includes not only sending the first people on Mars in the next decade, but also the use of the mission as a starting point to create a settlement. Assuming that all goes according to plan, Musk said that a full-featured self-sustaining city can be formed as early as 2050. It is worth noting that earlier Mr. Musk suggested that SpaceX can offer a ticket to Mars in about the amount of 200 000 US dollars. And this figure is taken, "not from the ceiling." It costs the average American home, and guided by this logic, you can sell your house and move. Not in another state, but on another planet.

How much will the construction of the Martian city

According to Elon Musk, this may be the most expensive construction project in the history of mankind. And the cost can reach up to one-eighth of the volume of the entire world economy. If you want to know the exact figure, the mask described in his Twitter and her 100 billion to US $ 10 trillion.

The calculations are based on the assumption that the city will need at least one million tonnes of cargo from Earth to operate the first time. The cost of creating a Martian city will depend on how much it cost to ship each ton to Mars. If it is $ 100 000 per tonne, - explained Elon Musk, it will set the price at around 100 billion dollars.

Much more interesting looks the upper limit of the amount announced by. For $ 10 trillion, for example, you can redeem almost all public and private UK assets. At the moment, the cost is estimated at 11, 8 trillion. Or, for that money you can buy 10 most expensive companies in the world and you will be left for approximately 3, 5 trillion dollars.

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This amount sounds even more incredible when you take into account the fact that it is about 2 times higher than the total amount of all, so to speak, "natural" money in the world to date. Impressed? More interensoe materials can be found in our news channel Telegram.

How Elon Musk is going to build a city on Mars

According to the plan, voiced as early as 2017, the first batch of colonists will be 100 people, and it will be sent to two missiles at a time when the orbits of Earth and Mars will be as close as possible to each other. These people will be commissioned to create a fuel depot, fill the ship with liquid oxygen and methane, to return home. Over the next 10 "orbital synchronizations" when Earth and Mars are closest, can be delivered to the Red Planet dostaochno resources in order to create a city around 2050. For this first flight is necessary to carry out already in 2024.

There are many things that at first glance seem impossible, but I think that to become a space civilization - this is one of those things that is quite realizable. It is the most expensive project in the history of mankind? Yes. But it will open a new era and unite us all.