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Elon Musk wants humans to colonize Mars and he's got a plan to get there by 2024


Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is no stranger to moonshot ideas. On Tuesday, he's expected to reveal what might be his biggest idea yet: A plan to colonize Mars.

Musk is set to speak at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on Tuesday, discussing SpaceX's "Mars Colonial Transporter," USA Today reports. The title of Musk's speech is "Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species."

Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species

You can watch the live stream of the speech here when it starts at 2:30 p.m. EST.  

Musk tweeted earlier this month the MCT can go "well beyond Mars."

I think it's going to sound pretty crazy, so it should be at least entertaining.
Elon Musk earlier this year

Musk previously advertised his plan as "pretty crazy."

He's also said he wants to get people on the Red Planet no later than 2024, despite the recent destruction of a SpaceX vehicle that destroyed a Facebook-financed satellite.

He's not the only one with a plan. NASA has its own Journey to Mars program, and Hillary Clinton has promised to make Mars exploration a reality if elected president, according to SpaceNews.

Donald Trump has called NASA ""one of the most important agencies in the United States government for most of my lifetime," but said sending people to space wasn't a top priority, CNET reports.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has his own space program, Blue Origin, and he's said that humans should settle Mars "because it's cool."

Would you go to Mars if you could?

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