Ilon Musk is seriously concerned with the colonization of Mars and his aerospace company SpaceX has asked NASA to provide him with potential landing sites on the Red Planet.
SpaceX HiRise images show that he is interested in the Arcadia region of Mars, which has both volcanoes and large open planes.
SpaceX is currently building two orbital prototypes and has just completed a successful short jump to its Starhopper prototype as a test of its Raptor engine, CNET reports.
SpaceX builds "Starship" (formerly known as BFR), a fully usable vehicle designed to take people and supplies to Mars.
In an interview with Axios, Musk said there was a "70 percent chance of him going to Mars," despite the "good chance" he would survive neither on the road nor after landing.
Musk previously floated the idea. that making Mars warmer would be crucial to making it habitable for humans and one way to do this would be to launch thermonuclear weapons to create small "suns" over the regions.
The idea is to transform any frozen carbon dioxide in the gas, thus creating a greenhouse gas.
Musk then floats a new theory, without abandoning the idea of the nuance of Mars.
"It may make sense to have thousands of sun reflecting satellites to warm Mars against artificial suns (tbd)," he tweeted.
"Nuke Mars refers to a continuous flow "From fusion explosions with very low nuclei above the atmosphere to artificial suns. Like our sun, that would not cause Mars to become radioactive," he added.
Musk has already estimated the cost of having a self-sustaining Red Planet civilization that is "between $ 1
Companies such as SpaceX and scientific bodies around the world are working on inventing technologies to allow humans to escape from the Earth, but it can still take a decade or more before trying.