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Elon Musk Says SpaceX Will Send People to Mars by 2025


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That's only 9 years away.

"I don't think it's that hard, honestly," he said. "It's not that hard to float around." 

Personal space travel ambitions aside, Musk also talked about how important it was for mankind to reach Mars. He said that SpaceX is planning to reveal its next-generation spacecraft at September's International Astronautical Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico. 

That could be the next step toward eventually sending human beings to the Red Planet — something Musk said he thinks will happen by 2025. It's an ambitious goal considering that NASA's current plan is to send humans to Mars in the 2030s.

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