"I think we will be able to do short flights, short up and down flights, probably in the first half of next year".
In addition to detailing his lofty ambitions, the SpaceX CEO warned those who are eager to make the journey to the Red Planet there is a "good chance" they could die. "Although sometimes, my timelines are a little, you know." he said to laughter.
He also warned that a colony on Mars wouldn't be an "escape hatch for rich people", but rather a new frontier. "Once we have it, we'll have a sort-of point of proof, something that other countries and companies will go and do", he said.
"For the early people that go to Mars, it will be far more unsafe", he said.
While his projects such as Tesla's Model 3 "affordable" new vehicle have been dogged by delays, he's become the driving force behind a new space race.
"If there's a third world war we want to make sure there's enough of a seed of human civilisation somewhere else to bring it back and shorten the length of the dark ages".
SpaceX's BFRrocket system is considered to be the successor to Falcon Heavy, and it's current design would use a total of 37 Raptor engines (31 on the booster rocket, and 6 on the spacecraft) that could possibly deliver twice the boost of a Saturn V rocket.
Mr Musk also got divorced, and he said he had to borrow money from his friends to pay his rent.
"I think most likely the form of government on Mars would be a direct democracy, where people vote directly on issues", he said.
"They will start off building a rudimentary base. then this will open up a world of new opportunities, because Mars will need pizza joints, great bars - Mars Bars", he said.
It was Musk's long-range plan for sending settlers to Mars that took up most of the attention.
Repeating concerns he's made in the past with even more vigour, he said a bigger threat to human life was artificial intelligence - not nuclear war. They certainly don't think it's possible, but if we do they'll up their game'.
"AI is far more unsafe than nukes", he said, dismissing the pushback from AI experts who suggested Mr Musk was more interested in controversy than studying the work. And if he doesn't try and get us to Mars, who will?
His second shot bounced through the green and left him with a tricky downhill pitch - but Woods was ideal with his third shot. Then he holed a chip shot from over the ninth green for a birdie that brought him into a tie and electrified the crowd.
In rebel fire on Friday, a woman and a child were killed by a mortar round that hit the Damascus suburb of Jaramana, SANA said. The Syrian government has reportedly captured the central town of Misraba, and advanced onwards into surrounding farmland.
While it does suck that Android is always treated as the redheaded stepchild of mobile, at least we know a release is planned. Also, Fortnite runs perfectly on console, allowing access to a much wider audience than PUBG .
President Donald Trump's requested military parade will likely take place on Veterans Day and stretch between the U.S. However, a Pentagon memo declared the parade to be excluding tanks in order to lessen the impact inflicted on roads.
But in the world every day thousands of children who do not receive much attention die of hunger and they are just as important. It feels like one of my players is gone. "We fight everywhere with courage and valour".
Talking about the launch of Redmi 5 , Xiaomi has now started to share teasers about the launch of its next Redmi smartphone. Xiaomi has received an enormous customer response for its Redmi Note 5 Pro and it is now all set to ...
Real Madrid have closed the gap on second-placed Atletico Madrid with a hard-fought 2-1 win in Saturday's La Liga clash at Eibar . Lucas Vazquez and Karim Benzema replaced Isco and Toni Kroos as Zidane looked to raise the tempo and find a second goal.
Residents were temporarily evacuated from the veterans home in October when fires raged through Napa County. Local outlets, citing police radio chatter, reported that the gunman is armed with an automatic weapon.
With Waymo in the driver's seat, we can reimagine many different types of transportation - from ride-hailing to logistics. The announcement is the latest sign of the accelerated pace at which autonomous trucking is moving from sci-fi to reality.
Chelsea have returned to winning ways in the Premier League by overcoming Crystal Palace 2-1 at Stamford Bridge this evening. The struggle for Chelsea is to secure one of the four Champions League places.
Justice Misra said: "Let us assume for a moment that in the extreme event the marriage is a disguise to commit an offence". Hadiya Jahan, earlier known by her Hindu name Akhila Asokan, has always insisted that she acted out of her own free will.
Curry walked to the locker room immediately to get his ankle re-taped and perform unspecified functionality tests. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Curry would not play at Portland on Friday or at Minnesota on Sunday.
Farmers' march to reach Mumbai on Monday
The last one year has been tough on Ankush Raotovar, a 55-year-old farmer from Marathwada's Parbhani district. Importantly, the budget session of the state legislature is underway.
Google Doodle: the Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang
In the biathlon, the USA took gold and silver in the women's sit ski, with Kendall Gretsch coming first and Oksana Masters second. North Korea had wanted to use a version of the Korean peninsula flag that includes islands disputed with Japan.
Spurs shrug off Kane injury, Arsenal silence Watford's Deeney
You need 24 or 25 players with the same objective - to fight for the team and help the team when the gaffer calls on them". Spurs got the better of Bournemouth 4-1 away from home at the Vitality Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday evening.
Thrown away: AP source: Browns trade QB Kizer to Packers
Dumervil, 34, was set to receive a $500,000 roster bonus on Tuesday and would have carried a $4.25 million cap hit in 2018. Releasing Sherman, who spent seven seasons with the team, saves the team $11 million against the 2018 salary cap.
Richard Sherman thanks fans for support after release
Sherman expects to be ready for the regular season but could be limit in August for training camp and parts of the preseason. We love you and your unwavering competitiveness, confidence and fierce passion for football and life.
Sherman to meet with 49ers on Saturday
The Packers showing interest shouldn't come as much of a shock after trading Damarious Randall to the Cleveland Browns on Friday. He has said that he plans to be running at full speed some time next month and will be ready to play by training camp.
Bannon: 'Let them call you racists'
The anti-establishment former head of Breitbart News has repeatedly expressed support for Europe's far right movements. Bannon said he agreed with Le Pen's expressed belief that "it is not about left versus right".
Browns get QB Taylor from Buffalo
ESPN's Adam Schefter further reported that neither of the draft picks being traded by the Browns are in the first or second round. The Bills signed Taylor to a five-year contract extension before the 2016 season that could have allowed him to earn $90 million.
CBI Spl Court extends custody of Karti
It had registered an ECIR, the ED's equivalent of an FIR, against the accused named in the CBI complaint. He (Karti) is not the only person facing a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.