About seven years before the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA aims to land astronauts on the Red Planet, the worlds richest man, Elon Musk, has revealed a shocking ambitious plan to get humans on Mars by 2026.
Musk, who revealed this via Clubhouse app said his goal was to establish a self-sustaining Martian civilisation.
Though it currently takes at least six months to get to the planet, the SpaceX founder believes that it could be down to as little as a month, with flights operating every two years.
He said the first colony would be a tiny, dangerous, frontier-like environment as they begin to establish propellant manufacturing, food production and power plants.
Everyevery.ng gathered that the ambitious deadline gives him five and a half years to get the massive Starship spacecraft off the ground.
Meanwhile, Musk has a long way to go as the massive 160ft rocket is still at the prototype stage.
NASA plans to put the first humans on Mars by 2033 as part of its Artemis program to see the next man and first woman land on the moon in 2024.
According to Musk, some technological advances need to be made between now and 2026 before humans can travel to Mars on Starship.