Humans will reach Mars in this lifetime, Elon Musk predicts – but some fans don't agree
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ELON Musk has returned to Twitter with a bold prediction about mankind’s plans to reach Mars.

The billionaire does not think it will be long before humans build a Martian colony.

SpaceX celebrated its 20th anniversary this year


SpaceX celebrated its 20th anniversary this yearCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Some fans were excited by Musk's bold prediction


Some fans were excited by Musk’s bold predictionCredit: Twitter
Other users are disturbed at the notion of using precious resources on space travel


Other users are disturbed at the notion of using precious resources on space travelCredit: Twitter

It is known that Musk thinks humans will set foot on our planetary neighbor this decade.

He estimated humans will touchdown on Mars in 2029 in a previous tweet and regularly engages with podcasters and biographers to chat about the red planet.

“Humanity will reach Mars in your lifetime,” Musk tweeted to his 100million followers early this morning.

Musk haters sting the world’s richest man for prioritizing frivolous space adventures when there is so much that needs attention here on Earth.

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But Musk is of the school of thought that making humans multi-planetary is crucial to the survival of the human race.

Right now, an asteroid, pandemic, or a man-made catastrophe would likely mean the end of humanity – but if we were a multi-planetary society, the world ending wouldn’t necessarily mean the end of us.

“If you’re just thinking about your own life, or even the lives of the next ten generations of your descendants, being bound to Earth is not a huge deal,” WaitButWhy author Tim Urban wrote in an expose on Musk’s other-worldly ambitions.

“But if you care about humanity as a species, you have to think about things differently.”

Musk has been engaged in conversations about colonizing Mars since before private space travel was reasonable.

In 2001, he joined a non-profit called the Mars Society and one of his first serious space ideas was to send mice to Mars and back, procreating all along the way.

He became the butt of jokes from friends – Ashlee Vance’s biography of Musk says his buddies bought him a massive wheel of cheese.

But today, SpaceX is the second-most valuable private company in the world, and the Starship has earned FAA approval to launch from Texas to Mars.

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Musk even launched a wheel of cheese into space leaving no doubt as to who got the last laugh.

“I’m talking about sending ultimately tens of thousands, eventually millions of people to Mars and then going out there and exploring the stars,” Musk said in 2015.

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