Elon Musk, founder and chief executive of SpaceX, a US space exploration technology company, recently unveiled a timetable for colonizing Mars. He hopes his company can send humans to the red planet by 2024 and build a self-sufficient Mars city by 2050. In a recent video interview, musk said: “we have to build cities like this and achieve the goal of being self-sufficient.”. < / P > < p > “I want to stress that this is a very difficult and dangerous thing. It’s not for the timid. You’re likely to die. It’s going to be hard and hard, but if it’s done, it’s going to bring tremendous glory < / P > < p > in order to achieve the goal of building this Mars City, musk seems to have a rough timetable. SpaceX recently completed the second “jump” test of its full-scale prototype of a starship with the ultimate goal of sending astronauts to the moon, Mars and beyond. The company is also working on ultra heavy rocket boosters, which may be ready for testing before the next spaceship event in October. Musk tweeted that SpaceX might submit an update on its progress in the same month. < p > < p > musk has said that the first orbit flight test of the Starship may be carried out in 2021. “The first test is likely to fail, after all, this is an unknown field, and no one has ever built a fully reusable orbital rocket, and achieving this goal alone is of great significance,” he said in an interview After that, musk hopes to put Japanese billionaire Yusaku maesawa and six to eight artists into lunar orbit in 2022. His goal is to launch a cargo mission to Mars in 2022 and a manned mission to Mars in 2024. The CEO previously revealed that SpaceX aims to produce 1000 starships at a facility in southern Texas within 10 years, equivalent to 100 per year. < / P > < p > ultimately, SpaceX’s goal is to launch 1000 interplanetary spacecraft flights to Mars each year, an average of three times a day. Each trip will have 100 passengers to Mars and become citizens of the Martian metropolis. According to Musk’s prediction, a fleet of 1000 starships will take about nine years to send one million people to Mars. < / P > < p > unlike NASA and other scientific communities around the world, Musk’s goal on Mars is not just to conduct scientific research, but to establish a permanent residence on the red planet. “If something terrible happens on earth, whether man-made or natural, we want to insure all life and risk it at all costs,” he explained Apple extends AppleCare + purchase period: users can decide within 60 days