In what is surely wonderful news for those who would like to one day be early pioneers on Mars, Elon Musk has suggested that he is fairly "confident" that making that leap and moving to Mars may "one day" cost travelers less than $500,000 for a SpaceX ticket, with the even more exciting revelation that costs incurred may even be less than $100,000 at some point in the distant future.
As CNBC has reported, Musk noted that the price of obtaining a SpaceX ticket to Mars is one that is obviously "very dependent on the volume" of fellow travelers that will also be heading to the red planet.
However, Elon believes that over time the price of moving to Mars will eventually be "low enough that most people in advanced economies could sell their home on Earth and move to Mars if they want." And with the average house price in the United States currently listed at $223,900, according to data obtained from Zillow, a SpaceX ticket to Mars may truly be reachable for many Earthlings in the future.
Elon Musk's recent comment on Twitter about the cost of traveling to Mars was part of a longer thread originally started to discuss the Raptor engine, which will be responsible for actually taking people to Mars in the end. Excitingly, it has also been announced that this engine has now reached the "power level needed for Starship and Super Heavy."