• Elon Musk expects SpaceX ticket to Mars will cost $500,000 - But the return ticket is free


    It's time to start chucking some cash into your Mars vacation fund. SpaceX's interplanetary Starship hasn't even left Earth yet, but Elon Musk is already speculating about the price of a ticket to Mars. In a tweet on Sunday, Musk said he's confident that moving to Mars will one day cost less than $500,000 (390,000, AU$710,00), though that price tag is "very dependent on volume." Musk thinks the ticket price could eventually dip below $100,000, cheap enough that "most people in advanced economies could sell their home on Earth and move to Mars if they want." A half-million bucks sounds like a lot of money, but ... (full story)