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Musk says ’bunch of people will probably die’ during Mars mission

Musk says ’bunch of people will probably die’ during Mars mission

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has admitted that ’a bunch of people will probably die’ in the race to get to Mars. Musk made the blunt prediction as he laughed at how his planned Mars mission was being seen as ’some escape hatch for rich people.’ ’You might die, it’s going to be uncomfortable and probably won’t have good food,’ Musk said. It’s ’not for everyone,’ Musk stressed, adding, ’Volunteers only!’

Chris
Chris
Stefnir
Stefnir 2 weeks

Yeah of course people will die. We can plan a lot in advance before we go to Mars and before we try to colonize it, but we have never tried it before. A lot of things can go wrong.

Robert_Clearwater
Robert_Clearwater 2 weeks

The death rate during the colonial period was high, starvation and murder were rampant. Get ready for some more starvation, murder, and space-themes death.

Seekster
Seekster 2 weeks

People died when America was colonized and it had oxygen and a reasonable temperature variation and was inside a magnetic field so yeah of course people will die in the effort to colonize Mars. It will be colonized though and it will be worth it.

RandomUser
RandomUser 2 weeks

Just use xenomorphs. They always miraculously survive in the space. :)

Thomas
Thomas 2 weeks

Elon knows, e-cars, Elon knows rockets, and Elon knows, mag/lev subway trains. Elon knows it’s dangerous, rocket failures are common enough, oxygen fuel can’t be more flammable or explosive. Thousands of parts make a failure much more likely. Space is inhospitable, now put it all together and travel millions of miles away, failing is eminently possible.

Rayed
Rayed 2 weeks

As a species, the human race has yet to "conquer" the earth and he wants to go to Mars? A real life example of an ego far displaced from the man whose name represents his company.

Jeremy
Jeremy 2 weeks

The “escape hatch” for the wealthy is luxury bunkers in New Zealand obviously

good4you
good4you 2 weeks

Maybe more primate will die first.. The first primate astronaut was Albert, a rhesus macaque, who on June 11, 1948, rode to over 63 km (39 mi) on a V-2 rocket. Albert died of suffocation during the flight. Albert was followed by Albert II, who survived the V-2 flight but died on impact on June 14, 1949, after a parachute failure.

Dr. Ötker
Dr. Ötker 2 weeks

People die because of vaccines: Meh. People die because of risky space missions: Rabble Rabble Rabble!!

Nickel
Nickel 2 weeks

Well that's what people thought would Columbus set out on his voyage that he would sail off the end of the Earth and everybody would die but he went anyways

Beijing Biden
Beijing Biden 2 weeks

The DOGE will live to Mars and beyond

Potato
Potato 2 weeks

Love this man. I'm overjoyed that I'm alive to see the changes he brings to this world

Andrew Mills
Andrew Mills 2 weeks

"Some of you will die, but that is a sacrifice I am willing to make." - Lord Farquad

Argaveus
Argaveus 2 weeks

Someone let Markiplier know, I'm sure he still wants to go to space

scientist
scientist 2 weeks

Well, at least he's blunt. Better than sending people off with promises of sunshine and rainbows.

00chewie
00chewie 2 weeks

Murphy's law multiplied by a massive distance

Ron
Ron 2 weeks

Mankind has to conquer the moon before any attempt at mars. Many people will die on the moon. Its just common sense.

Jack
Jack 2 weeks

Gotta say it early. Mistakes happen and probabilities fail in order to achieve progress. Within that mix he’s definitely going to direct a good number of people towards certain death later on, when things speed up with competition and commercialization; so it’s good to press them together as one overlying issue in an attempt to avoid blame retroactively.

Galen
Galen 2 weeks

Musk runs a cult

Forgotten the
Forgotten the 2 weeks

Practicing the belly-flop manoeuvre.....

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