Originally Posted by bcruiser
Yes, 10 years from now.
Directly from your link:
While the Mars spacecraft has yet to be designed, Lansdorp told the BIS audience that for the 210-day journey, the vehicle would have a hollow 660-gallon (2,500 liters) water tank with four compartments.
So it's a one way trip, and it takes 210 days to get there. This is a permanent home, not a vacation resort. Certainly not something that people go back and forth from. It took Chuck Yeager 44 years to reach Mach 1, but it's also
been 44 years since Apollo 11 landed on the moon, and we haven't been back since 1972. At this stage, we're not even capable of going back to the moon.
I understand that technology has improved TREMENDOUSLY in the past 100 years, and I expect it to continue to improve at geometric rates, but I will stick with my "centuries" prediction for easy, accessible to the common man, interplanetary travel.
Either way, I'll let you have the last word, but I'm done with this discussion. This is a thread about a movie and we should get back to discussing the movie.