SpaceX's plan to colonize Mars, explained

  • katma 28 Eyl 2016
  • Elon Musk gave the biggest talk of his life in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he detailed his plans to set up a self-sustaining colony of 1 million people on Mars. He knows the rockets and spaceships he wants to build, but many questions still need to be answered if he wants to pull off such an ambitious feat. The Verge's Loren Grush breaks down some of the challenges with input from Bill Nye (CEO of The Planetary Society) and Will Pomerantz (VP Special Projects, Virgin Galactic).
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  • Henare Kahui
    Henare Kahui 6 saatler önce

    you will be an alien on another planet

  • Micheal Achilanga
    Micheal Achilanga 20 saatler önce

    I’ve always wanted to be a scientist and I thought I was the only one who wanted to colonise mars

  • unicockboy
    unicockboy Gün önce

    What about magnetic suits which simulate the 62% of earth´s gravity which Mars doesn´t posses?

  • Johnny Hipolito
    Johnny Hipolito Gün önce

    What a visionary

  • Dean the Machine
    Dean the Machine Gün önce

    I love Science FICTION!

  • jp jp
    jp jp 2 gün önce

    Mars is already home , human beings are the worst creatures

  • John Smith
    John Smith 2 gün önce

    Just heat up Mars' atmosphere with global warming, and produce oxygen by plants. Easy!

  • SiNLESS dv8SIN
    SiNLESS dv8SIN 3 gün önce

    You are so Beautiful
    I watched just to see you talk. I didn't really care about the rest of the movie

  • Deco Lard
    Deco Lard 5 gün önce

    Never trust mankind

  • Noam Ahituv
    Noam Ahituv 5 gün önce

    Cant wait for the test flights of the bfr

  • Tyg Rahof
    Tyg Rahof 6 gün önce

    We can get there. The work is sending the supplies up to Mars in Advance!

  • Cookies are cool!!
    Cookies are cool!! 6 gün önce

    What can we call the Mars people.

  • vbobkovsky
    vbobkovsky 8 gün önce

    Shut up, Meg.

  • Shinzo's Sins
    Shinzo's Sins 9 gün önce

    She's hot. But her brain is what really turns me on.

  • Master Jay
    Master Jay 11 gün önce

    Only weak minded people would criticize this since their brains are useless to think.Anything is possible.if people could go to the moon what can prevent them to go on mars.

  • SirJohn
    SirJohn 11 gün önce

    We shall become the UED.

  • Dj Realest
    Dj Realest 12 gün önce

    How you going to explain an explanation? Are you stupid.

  • Alec Bishop
    Alec Bishop 12 gün önce

    I hope Elon Musk makes it happen it would be awesome

  • Krevix Tc
    Krevix Tc 13 gün önce

    Mars chan

  • Joey Clemenza
    Joey Clemenza 13 gün önce

    how in the hell do you even build the giant refineries to refine this highly caustic methane fuel?

  • Paulie Da Arifish
    Paulie Da Arifish 13 gün önce

    I think it's possible....sign me up!

  • Lukson
    Lukson 13 gün önce

    I also think that colonisation on mars is a bad idea.

  • آكل الدهون
    آكل الدهون 13 gün önce

    We have premative technology

  • Manny Man
    Manny Man 14 gün önce

    NASA is not excited about SpaceX

  • Chris Raines
    Chris Raines 14 gün önce

    Why does Bill Nye still get screen time. Not a scientist, Not a mathematician. He is a tv personality like Trump.

  • rogger iyyen
    rogger iyyen 15 gün önce

    Just love america

  • jhon doe
    jhon doe 15 gün önce

    "by the year 2000 we will have cities on mars" predictions made in the 50s on TV. same bullshit different generation to scam

  • Abran Kory
    Abran Kory 16 gün önce

    Its sad, I have to make mention here there is a NEW "Spacerace petition of our time" in the comments section of youtube. But, this is how I inform the public and gather the awareness. The rational is "turn left" and "How do you turn left?" in the black zero of space when you are out there with NO references. How do you not pass something when you are moving at such high velocity? And how do you repeat exact trip 1000x times successfully. Oh and who cars about orbiting? Because Boh doesn't. Please check out Project 188b: core hyper drive from my company as I have already solved these issues. Now I need to execute my 22pg explainer doc and large plan to create TRUE/permanent spacecraft. (Aka, the real w.o.r.p.s. drive). See dedicated pinterest page to learn more.

  • Yankosh Badal
    Yankosh Badal 17 gün önce

    I am from future ,And it is July 2031 and all these did happen .

  • Bob Silver
    Bob Silver 18 gün önce

    Man cannot go past low earth orbit, which is 400 miles.

  • Dave
    Dave 23 gün önce

    Please somebody wake them up before they really go crazy. I can see the titles already !! Coming soon to theaters near you (The All New Mars walk !!! main shooting site right in the back yard of the beautiful Nevada Desert ) ,,Oh and 1 more thing good luck to lower the cost going to space if we couldn't even lower the cost the way we drive and commute daily

  • Cameron langill
    Cameron langill 23 gün önce

    why are they asking Bill Nye's opinion he's not even a real scientist

  • fireguest HD
    fireguest HD 24 gün önce

    But I like the rocket :)

  • fireguest HD
    fireguest HD 24 gün önce

    It we are able to get water on Mars some how we can only grow get and fruit but if we try other animals we put them at risk and even though we got food for them if might

  • cityfashioncentercom Clark

    mars is not a red planet it is like the earth

  • Larry Roberts
    Larry Roberts Aylar önce

    OK.... Sorry Bill; but according to you, man could be banned from landing on Mars for a thousands years if we wait for the little rovers to find life first. You want to bet that the day after we land on Mars, an astronaut turns over a rock the Curiosity rover drove past and he or she discovers life.... Fact is, if you want to discover life on Mars you need to send man. So get off your anti- man high horse before you fall off and get our butts to Mars.

  • 251omega
    251omega Aylar önce

    >>> There is NO KNOWN WAY TO PROTECT an Astronaut from Space-Radiation!
    >>> IMAGINE being victimized by a boss, so unconcerned with your safety, that he ignores the well known and deadly Space-RADIATION that would mean CERTAIN DEATH for anyone unfortunate enough to be sent to Mars! I would sure hate to be employed by one of these "visionaries"!
    >>> However, a Manned-Mars Mission would be the perfect way to occupy the average person's mind with carefully designed "alternative thoughts" to pre-emptively neutralize any possible dissent!
    >>> It would not only distract and focus the attention of the naive and those with less than "critical" thinking skills... But, it's also a great fund-raiser!

    • ExtantFrodo2
      ExtantFrodo2 19 gün önce

      251omega that's why we need to develop nanotech robots that can repair our DNA.

  • Mischiu
    Mischiu Aylar önce

    you can also make easy methane by farting and Burping

  • Das Kampffredchen
    Das Kampffredchen Aylar önce

    1 simple cost solution.Space X gets NASAs money and personal

  • Star Cross
    Star Cross Aylar önce

    Elon Musk will get to Mars first! Check out my spaceships on my channel

  • Desperado070
    Desperado070 Aylar önce

    Why do I not trust this fck?!?

    • Desperado070
      Desperado070 Aylar önce

      If you knew what he really did you know this is fantasy to...

  • Palla d'Obry
    Palla d'Obry Aylar önce

    Could not wait! Already put aside $16 million from my savings for a
    ticket :-) Elon Musk the greatest PR artist in all times. Good times
    with a lot ignorant and uninformed people to believe SciFi....When the
    Government subsidies are drying out the Falcon might become a bit

  • dagmastr
    dagmastr Aylar önce

    You lost me at bill nye.

  • Luey
    Luey Aylar önce

    I will be honest, I would risk death to go to mars.

  • larky368
    larky368 Aylar önce

    OK look. You can not colonize Mars!!! I repeat. You can not colonize Mars. Sure you can drop down some fish tanks filled with air and then you stuff humans into them but you can't use the resources of the planet to build your colony. Everything you need must come from the Old World even oxygen and water. What do I mean? Well, you can't just take a breath of Martian air. You need technology built and shipped from earth to extract oxygen from the thin atmosphere. Want a drink of water? Well, you can't just go to a nearby stream with a bucket. You can't even scoop up a bunch of snow. You need Old World technology to extract or recycle water. A colony must be self-sufficient. What happens when some complex machine or system breaks or wears out? Are you gonna go outside and mine the minerals, smelt them and create tools and parts and assemble them into a circuit board or a pump or a rubber seal? No. You just call home for the spare part.
    I don't believe that we could even colonize an earth-like planet unless we were willing to go back to the pioneering days and live off the land. To live a modern lifestyle would require an immense infrastructure to provide us with all the conveniences we are used to. Unless we can figure out how to instantaneously transport to a distant world the isolation would force us to live primitively.

    • ExtantFrodo2
      ExtantFrodo2 19 gün önce

      larky368 that's why we need to develop nanotech robots - to do all that and more.

  • kyle robinson
    kyle robinson Aylar önce

    That's a lot of powerwalls!

  • kyle robinson
    kyle robinson Aylar önce

    Have you ever heard of prochlorate?

  • Rajdeep Dey
    Rajdeep Dey Aylar önce

    We humans love to solve problems it's what we have been doing for hundreds of years... Humans can together solve the interplanetary transportation problem too and make Humans as a multi planetary species.

  • Harish Ravi
    Harish Ravi Aylar önce

    Let's get on with farming! Great going yay.

  • John Doe
    John Doe Aylar önce

    Better off sending Robots to Terraform the planet first......

  • Mike Allen
    Mike Allen Aylar önce

    The trip is in his department. Leave the colonizing to others. You're asking for the wrong person to answer questions. Then, you made remarks bashing him. You must work for competitors. Shame on you.

  • TheOrangeCouchProductions R

    We need a colony for the long run

  • Andrew Fontana
    Andrew Fontana Aylar önce

    Mars is red because it's covered in radioactive sand that's been blasted by cosmic rays and solar winds for at least 3 billion years. Funny thing too, that radiation is still pelting down onto it. There's a reason it's a dead planet so it would be great to see someone talking about colonising Mars and actually address that issue. I believe Musk and his teams can get there I just think they should find another destination that actually makes sense.

  • RomanMarcusOrion
    RomanMarcusOrion Aylar önce

    This is such a negative video. It will be done.

  • 13Gladius 2
    13Gladius 2 2 aylar önce

    Maybe one brief visit by humans at some some future time but olonization by humans will never happen. Martian environment is extremely hostile to human life n nothing can fix that

    TRUTH & LIES 2 aylar önce

    Elon Musk = CGI alien. Some of the space X video is the worst CGI film on the net. And there's a lot of it... On my net anyways...

  • brad hoke
    brad hoke 2 aylar önce

    Is weed legal on mars?

  • happyalmond
    happyalmond 2 aylar önce

    Ambitious but to which side of the brink?

  • Lokio Brolis
    Lokio Brolis 2 aylar önce

    Nah... They will do addapted to the lover gravity people. Then those persons will be necessary of our support as the victims. It is the idiotest project still do not exist the valuable robots.

  • Indrid Cold
    Indrid Cold 2 aylar önce +1

    There will be plenty of talk, but little to no results.

  • Rizal Jose
    Rizal Jose 2 aylar önce

    Another stupid propagation of lies. Dude get a brain, there is no such thing as space. Space is said to be void or full of nothing, therefore nothing means no molecules etc. Now ask yourself this, how can a space shuttle fly in space using current energy when there is no molecules to push against to propel the shuttle? If you can't even answer this it means you are just one dumb person.

  • Ultramegatron 26
    Ultramegatron 26 2 aylar önce

    And now the BFR is going to be smaller!!!

  • marc bell
    marc bell 2 aylar önce

    If Elon can't get the Model S line running, he will get to see Mars, alone.

  • Shimull Hasan
    Shimull Hasan 2 aylar önce

    Y it is necessary to go there?

  • Martin Amarilla
    Martin Amarilla 2 aylar önce

    People landing on Mars: hmm so what do we do now?
    Elon: lol idk bye

  • Lincoln
    Lincoln 2 aylar önce

    Humanities got two choices spend the money on war research and development or spend the money in space research and development. If you don't pick someone else will and it's more likely to be war. It has faster returns then space.

  • J Shysterr
    J Shysterr 2 aylar önce

    just tell people their wildest dreams are possible and a large percent of the population will eat it up no matter how idiotic and impossible it is. That's called Utopianism. He even says its about appearance, not reality.

  • Hooni K.
    Hooni K. 2 aylar önce

    Can anyone explain what the launch window that she just said means??? is it kinda certain length of time we can launch a spacecraft to certain planet? So does it vary depending on which planet we go to?

  • spoke1183
    spoke1183 2 aylar önce

    Never gonna happen. By time humans reach mars their bodies suffer lots of radiation damage due to time period it takes to get travel there. This medical conditions will just get worse on a planet that isnt human habitat.

  • Larry Castro
    Larry Castro 2 aylar önce

    A one way trip to Mars? I would never do it! I can see China sending astronauts there with a no return trip! China will be able to say they were the first country to get on Mars first! It's all about prestige and glory!

  • last name ford
    last name ford 2 aylar önce +1

    I will move to Mars and we will terraform the planet

  • last name ford
    last name ford 2 aylar önce +1

    I’m so done with Bill nine not a good believer dreamer nothing just pathetic you are ridiculous bill nine and we will show you

  • last name ford
    last name ford 2 aylar önce +1

    I will move to Mars just let me grow weed

  • Trimek Montra
    Trimek Montra 2 aylar önce

    so good

  • Rue Loyal
    Rue Loyal 2 aylar önce

    We will live on mars ....hopefully

  • Jean Blanco
    Jean Blanco 2 aylar önce

    Skeleton Astronauts lol

  • Jean Blanco
    Jean Blanco 2 aylar önce

    Woo woo there something that do not fit here make methane on Mars. No freaking way

  • Sanjay Karavadara
    Sanjay Karavadara 2 aylar önce

    Pls don't suspension

  • Debbie S
    Debbie S 2 aylar önce

    My hope is that once we land on mars, we immeditily pass immigration laws, build a wall, destroy all the savage natives in the name of peace democracy.

  • Joseph Stokes
    Joseph Stokes 2 aylar önce

    What a crock of horseshit!

  • Mr Shax
    Mr Shax 2 aylar önce

    Not in my lifetime.

  • The Hound
    The Hound 3 aylar önce

    What a great time to be alive and young

  • Tom Clark
    Tom Clark 3 aylar önce

    The human body will not survive this. It will never happen...

  • Aaron Braithwaite
    Aaron Braithwaite 3 aylar önce

    They know there's a secret base there.

  • Anatoly Tolosa
    Anatoly Tolosa 3 aylar önce

    if you want to colonize mars you got to know the problem and the source of problem. mars has no emf. i think phobus astroid moon is restricting mars emf. If we remove phobus magnetic field would return.

  • Laurie Bolles
    Laurie Bolles 3 aylar önce

    No one seems to discuss the amount of Earth's resources it would require to pull this mission off. Personally I'm more concern about returning Earth's environment back to habital. We have serious hazardous waste problems that I challenge Elon's great brain to help figure out. Then there's the emotional aspect. It's hard enough to find the right people to be Navy Submariners. At least they know when they surface there's plenty of air to breath. And if they need help due to machanical malfuntion they have a backup system to rely on. You'll be sending people who are acustomed to just walking out their front door anytime they want to walk their dog or take a jog around the block. Every single person on this journey would have to be highly skilled even the janitor.
    I'm not against space travel, the Space Program has helped to improve our understanding of our own Star and planet and opening our eye's to an amazing Universe, as an Amatuer Astronomer spending many a cold evening viewing the night sky I feel privileged for the opportunity. But we have a precious planet we call home filled with an incredible assortment of lifeforms that evolved over hundreds of millions of years, that to me is more sexy then colonizing a dead planet. Have a nice day and follow your bliss.

    FSAUDIOGUY 3 aylar önce

    (Eat) (Drink) (Breathe) uh...YUP!!

  • dhg1234
    dhg1234 3 aylar önce

    What happened to the ion drive they proposed 10 years ago?

  • Not Applicable
    Not Applicable 3 aylar önce

    im guessing 2035

  • Vilhelmas
    Vilhelmas 3 aylar önce

    In the title: Mars
    In the thumbnail: Moon


  • Eli821000
    Eli821000 3 aylar önce

    He cant even make a really good electric car...

  • Loui Coleman
    Loui Coleman 3 aylar önce

    Microgravity is only an issue for those who return to Earth. It wouldn’t make sense to keep muscles up to Earth standard if they don’t need to be.

  • Asef Jamil Ajwad
    Asef Jamil Ajwad 3 aylar önce +1

    Steal Underpants 6:20
    Seriously I can't be the only one who noticed it

  • foxman362
    foxman362 3 aylar önce +1

    I want goto mars better societies no wars no dividing BS no gang wars no inbreeds rednecks my kind of place.

  • gerry law
    gerry law 3 aylar önce

    Don't put the mocker on Mr musks interplanetary transport system. What other entity is even making the effort. Let him at it and afford all the assistance which can reasonably given. Otherwise it will never happen. There is an economic and technological window there at the moment to bounce humanity into a more promising future. At least I think elon has an appreciation of this while the established corporate community peruse their profit driven balance sheets only. I think we th a few more visionaries like elon we have a whisper of a chance before all resources on this limited rock are expired....then it's back to the dark ages. Let him at it.

    MARS KUNDAN PARIYAR 3 aylar önce

    Currently Mars is full of Life including Dinosaur

  • Britich
    Britich 3 aylar önce

    Ask the first colonists who landed in the Americas why they went.

  • Mighty13
    Mighty13 3 aylar önce

    This is ITS and it was cancelled btw. The more realistic BFR however is under construction.

  • Sinlo Kemp
    Sinlo Kemp 3 aylar önce

    Why always ask Bill nye? There are so many real scientists and experts. Nonetheless SpaceX is awesome.

  • Christopher Holst
    Christopher Holst 3 aylar önce

    Musk will be leaving the issues of life sustainability to others. Any idea what organization or organizations are taking on these challenges?