The idea of life on Mars has fascinated the scientific community and in general for decades; It could become a reality for years to come, however, and Elon Musk explained his take on it.
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This article has been translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur due to this process.
According to estimates by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the first manned flight in history to Mars could be made in 2030. For this reason and thanks to the general fascination that this planet has aroused since the 1960s, the question has arisen what life would be like in this place.
Therefore, Brazilian media asked Elon Musk, director of Tesla and SpaceX, via Twitter how he felt about it. The billionaire replied, “First, life would be in glass domes (or vaults). Eventually it would terraform to make life possible as it is on earth. ""
Elon: If humans got to Mars, would the planet already be terraformed or would humans have some other way SpaceX created to survive on the red planet?
– Astronomiaum (@Astronomiaum) November 18, 2020
This would mean that this planet is being modified to allow human life as its current atmospheric conditions are not ideal (imagine an extreme temperature with solar storms and an abundance of deadly particles).
Despite the difficulty of the project, its development is seen as an advance that "will allow us to evolve as a species," said Pablo de León, director of manned flights at NASA.
One of those countries that are aware of its importance and therefore dedicated to reaching Mars is Dubai, which will focus on developing dome-like structures in its desert. In this way, his goal of reaching this planet could be achieved by 2117.