“I would be very surprised if we did not land on Mars in five years,” the billionaire said Elon Musk, CEO and founder of the space company SpaceX, in an interview with Time Magazine. Musk added later in the interview: “The next big thing really, is to build a city that sustains time on Mars, and bring there the animals and creatures that are on Earth.”
As you may recall, Musk’s company, which is a major player in the commercial space race, made history last year with launches by two astronauts from the United States. As mentioned, this is a particularly significant achievement, since since the completion of the US space agency (NASA) shuttle program in 2011, the United States has been dependent on Russia to reach the International Space Station.
This is an ambitious and unrealistic goal, as only last month NASA director Bill Nelson announced a postponement of the execution of the Artemis project, the planned launch of astronauts to the moon. 2025, a year after the date set by former President Donald Trump.
“We estimate that Artemis 3, the first lander since the 1970s to reach the moon carrying humans, will not reach the moon before 2025,” he explained, noting that the lawsuit in billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin lawsuit against the U.S. administration’s decision to sign a contract At $ 2.9 billion with billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX company, it’s one of the reasons for the delay. During the seven months of the hearing, the agency was unable to work with Spice X on the project.