According to the British newspaper, “Daily Mail”, Musk said in response to a question from shareholders about when Tesla will build off-planet vehicles: “We are still many years before the first extraterrestrial Tesla factory .. I mean, I would like to see one before I die .. That would be cool, so, I don’t know, maybe 40 years… I hope, that’s before I die.”
Tesla currently has four manufacturing facilities on the ground, Fremont, California, Sparks, Nevada, Buffalo, New York, and Shanghai, China, and is in the process of building two more: one in Berlin, Germany and the other in Austin, Texas, known as Giga Texas.
Also, the idea of putting industry in space and beyond Earth is not new to the world’s wealthy. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, suggested that polluting industry needs to move to space to protect Earth’s environment.
Bezos continued: “We live on this beautiful planet… You can’t imagine how thin the atmosphere is when you see it from space,” adding, “We live in it, and it seems to be very big, it seems, you know, that this atmosphere is huge and we can ignore it and treat it badly, When you go up there and you see it, you see how small and fragile it is.”
Musk had revealed an ambitious plan to send humans to Mars by 2026, seven years before NASA intended to send astronauts to the Red Planet. It could take humans and supplies to the Moon and Mars.
Also, once humans reach Mars, Musk said he believes as many as a million people could live on Mars by 2050 in “glass domes” via a controversial plan to rehabilitate the Red Planet.
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