Tesla CEO Elon Musk at TED 2017 in Vancouver. Photograph:( Others )
Elon Musk's SpaceX is all set to launch its Mars rocket by next year. During the SXSW festival on Sunday, Musk shared details of the first "interplanetary ship" which will be equipped for making short flights.
The rocket is likely to get ready by the first half of 2019.
One of the long-cherished desires in Musk's heart has always been the vision of sending humans to live on Mars; to colonise the Red Planet but not to become the ultimate ruler!
He previously described colonizing Mars as a huge "entrepreneurial opportunity" adding that the planet, if colonised, should have the best all that Earth has, from pizza joints to great bars, "a Mars Bar".