Elon Musk’s SpaceX may not have plans to send humans to Mars anytime soon — but when it does, those on board may want to take caution.
The tech mogul and SpaceX CEO warned in a recent interview that “a bunch of people will probably die” in the beginning stages of Mars exploration as his company works out the kinks of traveling to the Red Planet
.”Going to Mars reads like that ad book for [explorer Ernest] Shackleton going to the Antarctic,” Musk, 49, told Peter Diamandis in a lengthy interview that streamed live on YouTube on Thursday. “It’s dangerous, it’s uncomfortable, it’s a long journey. You might not come back alive. But it’s a glorious adventure, and it’ll be an amazing experience.”
He continued: “You might die… and you probably won’t have good food and all these things. It’s an arduous and dangerous journey where you may not come back alive, but it’s a glorious adventure. Sounds appealing. Mars is the place. That’s the ad, that’s the ad for Mars.”