Prior to Musk’s company SpaceX even constructing the next generation rocket that will transport humans to Mars, he is already setting his sights ahead on the off world colony itself.
Elon Musk recently tweeted the concept image, titled ‘Mars Base Alpha’. As the title suggests, it is a concept of the first colony base to be built on the red planet.
“I think fundamentally the future is vastly more exciting and interesting if we’re a spacefaring civilization and a multiplanet species than if we’re or not,” Musk said previously.
“You want to be inspired by things. You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great. And that’s what being a spacefaring civilization is all about.”
The pencilled in date is 2028, which isn’t that far away.
Mars Base Alpha pic.twitter.com/O1llQp8rFY
— Buff Mage (@elonmusk) September 21, 2018