Terraform Mars: Elon Musk says a Mars city of ‘glass domes’ comes first

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Elon Musk wants to build a city on Mars — a project that would be a precursor to making the planet more Earth-like.On Wednesday, the SpaceX CEO explained via Twitter that this city would involve “life in glass domes at first.” The planet would “eventually” be “terraformed to support life, like Earth.” While the planet-changing process would be “too slow to be relevant in our lifetime […] we can establish a human base there in our lifetime.” If the worst comes to the worst, Musk explained, “at least a future spacefaring civilization — discovering our ruins — will be impressed humans got that far.”Want to learn more about SpaceX’s plans to explore the Solar System? Check out Musk Reads+ for exclusive interviews, analysis, and more.The comments outline what is perhaps SpaceX’s most ambitious plan: send the first humans to Mars, build out a city, and establish a permanent settlement. No biggie.While Musk does not believe humans will terraform the planet in his lifetime, he said in 2019 that SpaceX’s plan would enable humanity to “become a multi-planet civilization while that window is open.”The company is currently developing the Starship to fulfill the first step in this plan. The fully-reusable ship, …

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