Elon Musk, founder of private spaceflight company Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), said on Tuesday that his firm aims to put humans on Mars by 2025.
The billionaire entrepreneur, who is also the man behind electric-car maker Tesla Motors, reiterated comments made in the past that people can be taken to the red planet within ten years, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported.
Speaking at the StartmeupHK Venture Forum in Hong Kong, Musk shared his thoughts on innovative ideas that could yield big returns.
Electric aircraft, anti-disease gene technology and brain-computer interface are three top ideas that entrepreneurs should look into, said Musk.
Musk, 44, who has been dubbed as the “real Iron Man” and well known for his innovative ideas, predicted that all vehicles will be equipped with auto driving technology in the next 10 to 15 years.
The entrepreneur is seeking to apply Tesla Motor technology and create electric aircraft, which are seeing enabling humans to explore the space and live on Mars by 2025.
In other comments, Musk said that Tesla has taken 70 percent share of Hong Kong’s electric vehicle market.
Last year, 2,221 Tesla Model S vehicles were sold in Hong Kong, the highest in the world on a per capita basis, he said.
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