SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said there’s “70 percent chance that he will go to Mars”, despite a “good chance” of him not surviving either on his way or after landing, the media reported.
“We’ve recently made a number of breakthroughs that I… am just really fired up about,” Musk was quoted as saying in an interview with Axios on HBO on Sunday, the CNET reported.
“I’m talking about moving there,” said a thrilled Musk, as he spoke about his ambition.
He, however, agreed that the risks were high.
“Your probability of dying on Mars is much higher than on Earth,” Musk said, adding “There’s a good chance of death.”
Even if you make it to Mars, you could still end up dying in its harsh conditions, but Musk remains certain he wants to go.
“There’s lots of people who climb mountains. People die on Mount Everest all the time,” Musk said. “They still like doing it for the challenge.”