The head of the company SpaceX, an American businessman Elon Musk has unveiled a plan for the colonization of Mars. According to him, in order that the colony became self-sufficient on the red planet should live about one million people.
To deliver them there, in the next 40-100 years SpaceX will make a few thousand mezhplanetnykh flights to the planet. To deliver people will be using reusable transport system, working on it right now in the company.
It is assumed that the spacecraft is first with the help of the carrier rocket, which later will return to Earth, will bring the colonists into Earth orbit, where the ship will be refuelled and take a course to Mars. According to preliminary estimates, the price of a ticket to the red planet should be about 200 thousand dollars.