Humans could land on Mars for the first time as early as in six years and maybe even four, Elon Musk said at an event in Germany Tuesday night (December 1).
Musk’s rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station last month, NASA’s first full-fledged mission sending a crew into orbit aboard a privately owned spacecraft.
The billionaire SpaceX chief executive who is also CEO of electric carmaker and battery manufacturer Tesla Inc., attended an award ceremony in Berlin where he received the Axel Springer prize “given to outstanding personalities who are particularly innovative.”
In November 2019, U.S. electric carmaker Tesla announced plans to build a so called Gigafactory in Gruenheide outside Berlin in the eastern state of Brandenburg and Musk has repeatedly visited the construction site to watch progress.
Tesla currently has two Gigafactories in the United States and one in Shanghai, China.
(Production: Martin Schlicht, Michele Sani)