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Old November 28 2012, 09:01 PM   #16
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Re: Spacex CEO wants to co-build and fund huge Mars colony effort

RAMA wrote: View Post
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It's not "per year" though, that's his upper limit for the colony itself. With anything resembling realistic technology, it would take upwards of ten years to transport that number of people to Mars, even before accounting for returns and deaths.

Millions of people needed for Mars colony, so 80k+ would just be the number moving to Mars per year
https://twitter.com/elonmusk
Which links to this article which interviews the ACTUAL Elon Musk. It's not the first time he's quoted his "80,000 people" figure, it's just the most recent.

Don't get excited, Rama.
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