I’ve thought many times about what it would be like to live on another planet but rarely have I actually picked another planet to “potentially” be my new home as Elon Musk, founder of the private space company- Space X- has done. Musk wants to not only fly people to Mars but also create an 80,000 person colony on the planet which he expects to cost around 36 billion dollars, with a price tag of $500,000 for one individual to move to the Red Planet.
Imagine it. Moving to somewhere so far away you truly can start anew. People will likely cooperate to serve the needs of not only themselves but also others as they struggle to bring about a reality many have dreamed of but none have achieved. (Yet.) Chivalry may be rekindled once again.
It seems like a promising idea but there are still many obstacles to overcome. While radiation levels on the planet itself can sustain human life, the levels on the way to the planet are dangerously high.They also face the struggle of safely landing humans on the planet, as well as keeping them alive once there.
While this type of dream is pretty far from reality, you still can’t help but to imagine a place where you could start over and a place where teamwork and chivalry might actually be rewarded instead of frowned upon.