London- In an attempt to discover new planetary life aspects, the space entrepreneur Elon Musk has forecast plans to create a self-sustainable city on Mars with one million inhabitants.
The SpaceX founder said the city could be established this century and would not just be an outpost, but a fully functioning society.
Musk is already planning the first manned flight to Mars in 2023 and has said he wants to die on Mars, the “Telegraph” reported.
Under new plans released in the journal New Space, the billionaire said he hoped to build a ‘Mars Colonial Fleet’ of more than one thousand cargo ships which would depart ‘en masse’ could transport 200 passengers at a time.
He said, according to the plan, it would take between 40 and 100 years to ship enough people over to Mars to populate a city.
He added that there will be homes, industrial plants and shops.
NASA has also said it is planning to establish a Mars colonyby the 2030, seeking to find a new life somewhere other than earth.