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Elon Musk reveals just how much a ticket to Mars will cost

February 11, 2019 / Mike Wehner

All hopes are on Mars to be the next big adventure for mankind, with groups like NASA working hard to make a manned mission to the Red Planet a reality and companies like SpaceX betting big on Earth-to-Mars travel.SpaceX boss Elon Musk has long promised that living on Mars will be a reality within our lifetimes, even suggesting that he himself might move there at some point in the not-too-distant future. But once all the kinks are ironed out, how much is it going to cost to leave Earth behind and become a full-fledged Martian? Musk thinks he has the answer. Replying to a question on Twitter (which is kind of his thing these days), Musk says that a ticket to Mars should hopefully cost less than $500,000. He even suggests that one could hitch a ride on a Mars-bound spacecraft for less than $100,00 before long. “[The price is] very dependent on volume, but I’m confident moving to Mars (return ticket is free) will one day cost less than $500k & maybe even below $100k,&rdquo...