Travelling to mars and having a settlement over there might soon become a reality. In the International Astronomical conference in Mexico, Elon Musk has stressed over the point that travelling to mars might no longer be a fantasy as scientists have found a way to make the dream come true. Musk also said that people will be able to afford it ,as the opportunity to travel to mars might cost as little as $200,000.
So, what makes Elon Musk say with such certainty that travelling to mars in 2025 could be a strong possibility?
It’s nothing but the power of a substance known as Graphene.
What is graphene?
It is a form of carbon that has a very high tensile strength. It is even believed that Graphene is 200 times stronger than the strongest steel and it can be used to make lightweight materials which can have immense endurance and durability. China is the largest implementer of Graphene while USA stands second.
The usage of graphene has already been tested in
- Bullet proof vessels
- Electric wire
- Compatibility in harsh environment
Recently, graphene was successfully used to make a giant fiber orb for fuel storage. Fuel storage was considered a major hurdle in our journey preparation to Mars and now that scientists are able to tackle this, it is strongly believed that travelling to mars in the near future seems like a real possibility.
So, if you had $200,000, would you go?
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