Elon Musk expects SpaceX ticket to Mars will cost $500,000
But the return ticket is free.
It's time to start chucking some cash into your Mars vacation fund. SpaceX's interplanetary Starship hasn't even left Earth yet, but Elon Musk is already speculating about the price of a ticket to Mars.
In a tweet on Sunday, Musk said he's confident that moving to Mars will one day cost less than $500,000 (£390,000, AU$710,00), though that price tag is "very dependent on volume."
Musk thinks the ticket price could eventually dip below $100,000, cheap enough that "most people in advanced economies could sell their home on Earth and move to Mars if they want."
A half-million bucks sounds like a lot of money, but compare that to the over $200,000 price to experience weightlessness on a Virgin Galactic flight or $9.5 million for a vacation on a .
One of the most important tidbits in Musk's tweet is that the return ticket will be free. If you move to Mars and decide you don't like the potatoes, you can head on back to Earth.
SpaceX's stainless steel Starship is under development. The company built ato test takeoffs and landings and is also that will power it.
Prior to taking a shot at Mars, SpaceX plans toin 2023 with tourists on board.
his chances of moving to Mars at 70 percent. He's been on Twitter, so it's no surprise he might want to take his cosmic crush to the next level.