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In the final moments of the post-launch press conference, Musk confirmed that he’ll be giving a talk at the International Aeronautical Conference (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico this September and that’s when he’ll make the much-anticipated announcements. “I thought that would be a good venue to describe what we think would be a good approach,” he said when prompted by the Observer. “Something that would be effective for establishing a city on Mars.” Such a statement isn’t to be taken lightly especially by a man who just pre-sold over 276,000 Tesla Model 3 electric cars, landed a 14-story tall rocket on a wobbly ship in the ocean, and even sent a spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station—all in a matter of weeks.
originally posted by: MALBOSIA
When the first group gets to Mars, we will finally realize how unprepared we are.
I dont see this happening in a certifiable manner. The first group is going to die. How do you send the next group without guaranteeing their safety.
The first group is going to go based on theories that nobody can "prove" wrong. After the first group dies it is up to Space X or whoever to prove it wont happen again. Good luck with that.
The only way I see this working is a mass exodus under complete desperation. Send 100,000 or so all at once. Most will die, some might make it and find a way to survive.