Perhaps best of all, Musk claims the system would make voyages to Mars exponentially more affordable, saying a ticket to the red planet should cost around $200,000 or about as much as buying a house, according to a report by The Verge. Sending one person to Mars by traditional means would cost about $10 billion, he said. Of course, there are more than a few questions as to how Musk plans to build an interplanetary transportation system (we're still waiting for a working Hyperloop here on Earth, by the way), but as Bloomberg reports, the billionaire inventor and CEO said that if all goes "super well" it could be achieved in a timeframe of 10 years with about $10 billion in investment.
In case you're already thinking about that Matt Damon movie, Musk admits the risk of fatalities "will be high," according to the report. Either way, there's a decent chance that humans will someday set foot on Mars, and if Musk and SpaceX have anything to do with it, it'll happen sooner rather than later. And, best of all, you might be able to go.