Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship aims to eventually take people to Mars

September 30, 2019

If you’ve been looking for your chance to ditch this world, one of tech’s biggest names says you may not have to wait much longer. On Saturday, in Boca Chica, Texas, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveiled Starship, the rocket that’s supposedly going to carry people to Mars. That may sound like the beginning of a science-fiction novel, but Musk is set on making it reality.

The 160-foot-tall prototype is just the start of Musk’s plans. Although Musk is probably best known for founding electric car company Telsa, he’s been interested in space for a long time. In 2002, Musk founded SpaceX with ultimate goal of “enabling people to live on other planets” — aka, colonizing Mars.