Tickets to Mars Will Eventually Cost Less Than $500,000, Elon Musk Says

Space.com | 2/11/2019 | Mike Wall
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SpaceX's Mars ships won't be ferrying just the super rich to and from the Red Planet, if everything goes according to Elon Musk's plan.

The price of a seat aboard SpaceX's Starship interplanetary vehicle will eventually drop enough to be accessible to a large chunk of the industrialized world's population, the billionaire entrepreneur predicted over the weekend.

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The 100-passenger Starship will launch to Earth orbit atop a huge rocket called Super Heavy, then make its own way to Mars (or the moon, or whatever its final destination may be — the ship could go many places in the solar system, Musk has said). Super Heavy will return to Earth, make a vertical landing and fly again — many more times, in fact.

Indeed, rapid and repeated reuse of both Starship and Super Heavy is key to Musk's vision of ambitious but affordable spaceflight. Also helping in this regard, he said, is a recent Starship design tweak:...
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