The CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk have stated that the ticket to Mars might just cost $500,000 (₹3.561 crores) or even less than $100,000 (₹71.22 lakh) and the return ticket will be free.
The Mars ship of SpaceX will not just carry the super rich people to the Red Planet. But it will be possible for many other people to travel to Mars also if Elon Musk’s plan works.
It has been stated that the price per seat on SpaceX's Starship interplanetary vehicle will be dropped eventually. It will be accessible for a large number of the world's population. The starship has space for 100 passengers. It will be launched into the Earth’s orbit over a huge rocket called Super Heavy.
It will then make its own way to the Red Planet Mars. It can even travel to the moon or any other destination.
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX wrote on Twitter on February 10th, "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. Low enough that most people in advanced economies could sell their home on Earth & move to Mars if they want."
Elon Musk also said that the ship could go travel to many places in the solar system. The satellite Super Heavy will come back to Earth after a definitive time-period. It will make a vertical landing as it can fly again for launching more such Starships.
The key vision of Musk is the rapid and repeated reuse of both Starship and Super Heavy. It will prove to be an affordable spaceflight. The recent Starship design tweak is another aid to this vision. The vehicle will be built out of stainless steel insted of the pricier carbon-composite material.
SpaceX is now targeting to introduce its first Mars missions in the mid-2020s. This mission will be completed with the Starship and Super Heavy. A problem that arises with a Starship prototype is that it could get off the ground earlier.
To tackle the problem, SpaceX has already developed a small-scale hopper. It has been planned to launch that vehicle in the coming months for its first test flight.