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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  • Chandler Newsome
    Chandler Newsome 13 saatler önce

    I love how "Bill Nye the mentally impaired guy" was brought on to tell us that you cant find food and water in Antartica and that you cant breathe the Martian atmosphere

  • Nick Tambolero
    Nick Tambolero 2 gün önce

    Have you been wondering why until now there is still no fatalities on outer space? Well the answer clearly lies on the Bible:
    Genesis 3:19 (KJV)
    19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

  • Mike Jones
    Mike Jones 3 gün önce

    You might send people to mars but you will never send people to any other planet. Comparing such things such as the Wright Brothers is irrelevant. The people that will shoot me down are non science based and get their science from tv.

  • Troll Dude123
    Troll Dude123 4 gün önce

    I like the first idea for funding.

  • atommachine
    atommachine 4 gün önce

    The locals on Mars will say when space X arrives " Only In The Hottest Years This Happens " Get to the Choooppeerrr!

  • Hisham Alhusaini
    Hisham Alhusaini 4 gün önce +1

    I can see in 200 years the “martian” stereo types lmao

  • Saurabh Jha
    Saurabh Jha 5 gün önce

    We should do it as faster as possible ❤️

  • Rishav Banerjee
    Rishav Banerjee 5 gün önce


  • MoneyFacts
    MoneyFacts 6 gün önce

    Ill go. How we sign up?...

  • Dsm4g631Evo
    Dsm4g631Evo 7 gün önce

    Why dont they launch fuel and supplies to mars ahead of time or have fuel along the way so you can carry more supplies

  • Bruce Hoyer
    Bruce Hoyer 7 gün önce

    Eehhh, there's not that much radiation, it's not deadly!

  • Bruce Hoyer
    Bruce Hoyer 7 gün önce

    Bill Nye is a real scientist, I thought it was just for his show!

  • Bruce Hoyer
    Bruce Hoyer 7 gün önce

    Dude, Loren is hot!

  • SID
    SID 7 gün önce +3

    the motive of colonization of Mars is not to just to live there, its to dig out resources and explore other planets from mars as starting reaching out to titan from mars would be easier once there is a colony on mars and we have extracted resources for further space exploration ...and this process will keep repeating ..but earth will always be our home planet

  • J Montana
    J Montana 10 gün önce

    Sign me up am willing to risk my life to meet mar

  • Mack Darwinian
    Mack Darwinian 10 gün önce

    Keep dumping your cars up there.

  • Jewelry Bag
    Jewelry Bag 10 gün önce

    Why should human's colonize mars? Let robots colonize it and let AI take its course.

  • WeWereYoungandCrazy
    WeWereYoungandCrazy 11 gün önce

    I can't wait til we get people on Mars just so we can have a whole new group of people on earth claiming we never went.

    MISE VOID 12 gün önce

    I think if mars is cold then space x should start polluting Mars with carbondioxide so as to trap heat then mission accomplished Bill

  • Yared Scott
    Yared Scott 12 gün önce

    This video is very poorly researched. VASIMR does earth to mars 40 days easily, the issue is power. Radiation is not a problem, mars has an atmosphere. There is air on mars, you can't breathe it, but you can use it.

  • ThinkReason
    ThinkReason 14 gün önce

    Why wait 26 months for a launch window if the launch window vs largest distance is half as long as the waiting time?

  • Kelly Worth
    Kelly Worth 15 gün önce

    Send elderly astronauts who have arthritis. The low gravity will be great for their joints and other ailments that the elderly have, and it would be the journey of a lifetime. Also, they wouldn't mind the risk of dying so much since they have already lived most of their life. I think that the elderly are meant for these journeys.

  • Wanger
    Wanger 19 gün önce

    Watching this in 2018 when Elon posts twitter pics of the nosecone of the BFS

  • Hhhh Bbbj
    Hhhh Bbbj 19 gün önce

    I'm not having sex with my mom pussymansaxmen

  • Hhhh Bbbj
    Hhhh Bbbj 19 gün önce

    I'm not having sex with my mom

  • Mani Putti
    Mani Putti 19 gün önce

    I think he should create a moon base for a stepping stone

  • Kay Vest
    Kay Vest 19 gün önce

    I had to laugh when bill nye said he was open minded ! About what ? We'll evolve on the way to mars and not need bones maybe.

  • Kenny Moore
    Kenny Moore 21 gün önce

    Radiation is no big deal.😮😮😮

  • Robin Gilliver
    Robin Gilliver 22 gün önce

    It might need Fusion...

  • Rod Young
    Rod Young 22 gün önce

    Bill said no Walter to drink in Antarctica.
    Bill needs an ice knife and a microwave oven.

  • abrar kachawa
    abrar kachawa 22 gün önce

    so far there is no news from Mars that someone died , as soon as people hear the news
    all the Mars goers will go back to their caves on earth..

  • abrar kachawa
    abrar kachawa 22 gün önce

    who would like to live on mars , thats insane .. nobody will like its just another planet..
    specially when you have to live inside caves.. what a blunder.. no oxygen , no water.. no school .. no ocean for fishing , sand storms through out the year ..temprature is alway in minus.. what a meaningless ambition.. real and practical life is different than a sci -fi movie

  • Dallas214972
    Dallas214972 23 gün önce

    ElonMusk 2020 🇺🇸 lol

  • john pfister
    john pfister 24 gün önce

    This video lost all cred once Bill Nye appeared.

  • shivajee rai
    shivajee rai 25 gün önce

    Its worth living under water 😟

  • Tony poundbury
    Tony poundbury 28 gün önce +1

    cannot wait looking forward for this to happen, just imaged you or your kids living and working on Mars best of all of this NO Tax to pay.

  • Micah
    Micah 28 gün önce

    space is cool


  • Kempy Bass
    Kempy Bass Aylar önce

    I’m glad I was born during this time in technology and space travel. Imagine our kids, maybe they will colonize titan or a planet we are yet to discover.

  • Charles Hardy
    Charles Hardy Aylar önce

    Just keep feeding Musk other people's money. He will show you how to spend it.

  • John Hansknecht
    John Hansknecht Aylar önce

    From Wikipedia: "Martian atmosphere consists of approximately 96% carbon dioxide, 1.9% argon, 1.9% nitrogen, and traces of free oxygen, carbon monoxide, water and methane, among other gases, for a mean molar mass of 43.34 g/mol." Well, you can't put a million people on a planet where all the food and oxygen needs to be carried from earth to sustain them. Bad idea.

    • John Hansknecht
      John Hansknecht Aylar önce

      +John theux better go back to school buddy. You are seriously misinformed.

    • John theux
      John theux Aylar önce

      +John Hansknecht On earth there is still evaporation from the sea so in fact only 3% of earth fresh water is in the atlantica ice cap giving the fact that sea water is an indirect source of fresh water.

    • John Hansknecht
      John Hansknecht Aylar önce

      Oh really? Just like 80% of Earths fresh water is in the Antarctica Ice cap? And yet millions of people die from drought and lack of fresh drinking water here on earth. Perhaps we should solve a few problems here on earth first.

  • Victor Kirsch
    Victor Kirsch Aylar önce

    Cosmic Radiation and Solar Flares are not that big of a deal -Elon Musk *facepalm* ether he is gonna get allot of people killed or he is fooling everybody with this bullshit hes tring to sell......probably gonna use that rocket science for something much different....

  • Gurujot Singh Khalsa
    Gurujot Singh Khalsa Aylar önce

    I like nature walks too much. I'll pass on living in a dome on a freezing planet I can't breath on where my bones will slowly dissolve.

  • Gurujot Singh Khalsa
    Gurujot Singh Khalsa Aylar önce

    - Spend billions to move to Mars where you can't walk around outside or you will die
    - Or we could shift to renewable energies and make contraceptives free and just stay on Earth

  • Gurujot Singh Khalsa
    Gurujot Singh Khalsa Aylar önce

    I'm with Bill Nye on this one. I don't see any need for interplanetary settlements.

  • yanhu jiang
    yanhu jiang Aylar önce

    ⊂(˃̶͈̀㉨ ˂̶͈́ ⊂ )))≡=─

  • Jeffree luve
    Jeffree luve Aylar önce +1

    In Musk we trust.

  • Vanwanderer Xx
    Vanwanderer Xx Aylar önce

    After the first stage landing they wont reuse it immediately I'm sure.maybe they keep it for a while and reuse it afterwards.

  • caleb lee
    caleb lee Aylar önce

    6:21 "steal underpants" lol

  • Aaron Cooper
    Aaron Cooper Aylar önce +1

    I like when people do these videos where they say u can't, when look what has happened in all human history, we find away

  • Game of Thrones
    Game of Thrones Aylar önce

    can't go to moon... will go to mars.. he he

    • Captain Frismo
      Captain Frismo Aylar önce

      Game of Thrones i think we can go to the moon know

  • ChapDatText
    ChapDatText Aylar önce

    Sorry bill nye, gotta side with musk here.
    Let's say earth no longer becomes habitable after millennias, you gotta have civilization on mars as back up
    So elon can make the impossible possible

  • Samuel W
    Samuel W Aylar önce +1

    Bill Nye the pessimistic political guy.....

  • sid roth
    sid roth Aylar önce

    Lets send the Clintons and Obamas on a vacation to Mars !

  • How to Advance
    How to Advance Aylar önce

    Is there any plan to come Bach then I should

  • Wondrous Kaur
    Wondrous Kaur Aylar önce

    Aren’t space X and NASA working together?

  • Black White
    Black White Aylar önce

    Nasa don't want musk to go to mars you know why because there's a lot of minerals out there gold diamonds oil That's reason beyond NASA hahahaha don't fool musk ...😂😂✌✌✌

  • dorjezenpa
    dorjezenpa Aylar önce

    you're right. its all science fiction

  • SillyTube
    SillyTube Aylar önce +1

    I'm gonna die of laughter if they arrive there and a giant asteroid hits mars and destroys everything 🤣🤣

  • That Guy
    That Guy Aylar önce

    thats why poeple on the iss are testing microgravity

  • Shadow Mage
    Shadow Mage Aylar önce

    So what is your point? You are not the first to try to make a buck out of this story >
    If you want to do something ordinal Try researching new tech.!
    Better than your redundant drivel.

  • Zena O'Brien
    Zena O'Brien Aylar önce +1

    I have a response to Bill Nye. What about the American explorers and their families? This has been done before. We always explore unfamiliar terrain that doesn't feel like home. That's how we push boundaries.

  • Luis Sousa
    Luis Sousa Aylar önce

    Elon Musk
    Has a lot of work to do. And his company before anyone can go to Mars. When the time comes, everyone better expect something bad to happen on it first mission. That's the only way a human will learn. As time passes it will be safer and more understanding in what we didn't know about Mars. That's the only way to explore other planets.

  • GetSmart Paul
    GetSmart Paul Aylar önce

    Lots of unanswered questions BUT ... You have to "dream big" and declare your "Intention", then great and wonderful discoveries happen along the way. Believe in No Limits !

  • Nischal Koirala
    Nischal Koirala Aylar önce

    this chick is hot

  • Angel diaz
    Angel diaz Aylar önce

    Star trek the next generation. That's how it's going to be in the future. Different species of people.

  • Felis John
    Felis John Aylar önce

    Why don't all whites people don't move in mars in live earth for people like me I will feel free and thankfully because they are the most biggest problem earth have today ,they destroy earth,now go destroys mars live eath alone please.

  • Jay Buckey
    Jay Buckey Aylar önce

    "Space may be the Final Frontier, but it's made in a Hollywood basement" Red Hot Chili Peppers lyrics to "Californication"

  • Pukes
    Pukes Aylar önce

    World: humans can't fly!
    Wright brothers: Hold my beer...
    World: there's no such thing as an internet.
    Cerf and Khan: Hold my beer...
    World: humans can't live on mars...
    Elon: Hold my beer...

  • Robel Tekle
    Robel Tekle Aylar önce

    Liars,they cant even pass the earths atmosphere let alone Mars'

  • KEPLER_22B
    KEPLER_22B Aylar önce

    if theres not enough methane to get us back to mars we can all just sit in a room and keep farting or crapping and use that to make some biofuel if the raptor engines even use biofuel

  • Sergio Judahson
    Sergio Judahson Aylar önce

    thank udate your replyy on;ine site

  • NobleDarkness
    NobleDarkness Aylar önce

    Self driving cars. Trip to the moon. Mars colonization... You deserve every penny you got and more and more ❤️❤️

  • Suya
    Suya Aylar önce

    Maybe we'll have a bunch of fit, athletic people living on mars. Based on what was said about gravity. Unless I'm wrong?

  • Cole Kitchen
    Cole Kitchen Aylar önce

    Bill Nye is such a grump

  • TK 421
    TK 421 Aylar önce

    I’ve got this game - Surviving Mars!
    Elon this, Elon that...

  • Willem van der plaat
    Willem van der plaat Aylar önce +1

    thanks for this video. Greetings from The Netherlands.

    KRISHNA SONAVNE Aylar önce

    What big things Musk doing on earth is just a way of source of income for the Real plans.

    ABDULRHAMAN Ahmed Aylar önce

    Not colonize discover

  • Jeon Jungookie
    Jeon Jungookie Aylar önce +1

    2022 Elon will send cargo to make a city
    2024 Elon will send them to mars

  • Jonas Schich
    Jonas Schich Aylar önce

    Just one thing, this mars colonie, would it be somewhat like a SpaceX state (like the east India company or the Hudsonbay Company in history) or would it be like an overseas Terretory of the US or would it be under the controle of the UN?

  • DerekFizzey
    DerekFizzey Aylar önce

    I can see it now, the first apple store, starbucks and target opening in mars. Lol

  • peter njehu
    peter njehu Aylar önce

    Forget NASA and fund Elon.

  • peter njehu
    peter njehu Aylar önce

    When in Mars, if you explore further you might find a habitable planet.

  • raymond cancel
    raymond cancel Aylar önce

    you can"t breath ,you can"t breath. You cam"t breath, get that in your mind! and don't waste money!!!@!!!!!!!!!


    Lol now there is water on mars we are going hit like

  • dan The man dan
    dan The man dan Aylar önce

    I like earth not mars

  • seahawker seattleite
    seahawker seattleite Aylar önce +1

    I want to explore Uranus!

  • dineromoney 1235
    dineromoney 1235 2 aylar önce

    3:12 en 3:28 am with him

  • W Zen
    W Zen 2 aylar önce

    It is absurd to plan missions to Mars when it is now obvious to any sensible, honest person that we lied about landing on the Moon 50 years ago. If we can't go to the Moon then we can't go anywhere. Yet there are still a bunch of evil ones who claim nasa went to the Moon six times. Yet these same evil ones at nasa don't want to try to land men on the Moon. President Trump said he would get nasa the money to pay for a lunar landing yet nasa chief Bridenstine cancelled ALL Moon projects in his 1st week as head. It is quite obvious that nasa is a fraud and always has been. Why should I believe Spacex?

  • Wehecka
    Wehecka 2 aylar önce

    All of these video's have other story's. Someone help me and say why, i dont get it.

  • Paxton Visentin
    Paxton Visentin 2 aylar önce

    Evolution and hope will help us. And our prayers

  • Grey Alien plays
    Grey Alien plays 2 aylar önce

    He’s aware of something that we don’t know . He has a reason for getting us out earth and in mars

  • Sean Freeman
    Sean Freeman 2 aylar önce

    But why?

  • American Tiger
    American Tiger 2 aylar önce

    They are messing with the stupid masses that want to believe any stupid lie...!!! Humans cannot go to Mars, because there's no such technology yet. Humans cannot even go to the Moon :)) NASA lately they've "lost" the technology to go to the Moon.

  • Shafi Degow
    Shafi Degow 2 aylar önce

    He wants to kill innocent astrounaut

  • wvnk
    wvnk 2 aylar önce

    He'll do it

  • CatMan 82375
    CatMan 82375 2 aylar önce +1

    Maybe we should manipulate a comet or two to impact Mars First, to add mass and to bring water there. If we learned to do this we would also learn what we need to, to be able to protect the earth from approaching bodies at the earth. Sounds like a job for the Space Force.

  • tangbein
    tangbein 2 aylar önce +1

    Wouldn't it be better to start building a base on the moon. And then launch rockets from there, where gravity wouldn't be as big of a problem? The moon would also be the best place for training astronauts.

    • Omar Hernandez
      Omar Hernandez Aylar önce

      I've heard of this idea with same reasoning. Thank you tangbein, very cool!

  • Victor In
    Victor In 2 aylar önce


  • robert miller
    robert miller 2 aylar önce

    his chick should try doing it herself instead of badmouthing Elon Musk. She's mad cause she's not doing it.