the inhabitants of the first martian city will first live under "glass domes", but the planet will eventually “terraformed to support life like on earth,” elon musk said. writes about it inverse.
according to the mask, the process of changing mars will “go on for a long time and will not give significant results throughout our lives,” but the first colony may appear in the near future.
“and even if something terrible happens and humanity dies, at least some future space civilization, discovering our ruins, will be impressed that people have come this far,” musk said.
the entrepreneur himself believes that he “definitely will not live to see the beginning of the colonization of mars” if technological progress is not accelerated.
nevertheless, spacex is making every effort to launch as soon as possible the next generation of spacecraft capable of landing on the surface of the moon and mars and deliver up to 150 tons of cargo or 100 passengers.
it is known that part of the plan to colonize mars is the launch of the global satellite network starlink, which will help the company with funding the construction of rockets.