If you want to buy a home, you might want to wait it out 鈥 in 10 years, you could ride on the Heart of Gold (named for聽The Hitchhiker鈥檚 Guide to the Galaxy)聽to Mars and build a home there. In Elon Musk鈥檚 SpaceX announcement today, he revealed his plan to move people to Mars.


Mars isn鈥檛 a backup plan for Musk; he聽wants it to be an amazing adventure, and for people to live on both planets. Right now, a trip to Mars would cost $10 billion per person, but Musk wants to lower that number to below $100,000 (cheaper than most houses!).

If you鈥檙e worried about safety, Musk says that, while there are definitely risks, he intends to go to Mars himself, so obviously he isn鈥檛 too worried. Since there are currently zero people inhabiting Mars, if you鈥檝e ever wanted to own land to have room for聽all your corgis, Mars is looking pretty good. If you end up totally hating all the open space and under-crowded environment, the ship has to go back to Earth anyway, so you get a free return trip. Musk envisions future travel to other planets as well, so if Mars isn鈥檛 your fave planet, you could wait to fly to space.

If you want to be like the explorers you鈥檝e read about in your history books and be part of a group exploring a new frontier, this is your chance!

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(h/t Gizmodo, photos via Justin Sullivan + SpaceX)