Elon Musk’s plan to send one million colonists to Mars by 2050

Elon Musk’s plan to send one million colonists to Mars by 2050

Elon Musk's plan to send a million colonists to Mars by 2050 is simply not feasible, an expert has claimed.

The SpaceX founder recently re-shared his ambitions of wanting to colonise the red planet after warning that the future of humanity is at great risk.

“I think this is important for maximizing the probable lifespan of humanity or consciousness,” Musk told Ted curator Chris Anderson in April.

He also addressed that early life on Mars will be "dangerous, cramped, difficult, hard work" and said that people "might not make it back but, it’ll be glorious.”

Space journalist George Dvorsky said the tech tycoons mass colonist aim for 2050 is "ludicrous."

"My issue with all of this has to do with the stupendously unreasonable timelines under which Musk believes this will happen," he wrote for science website Gizmodo.