Elon Musk will test SpaceX Mars ship next year

Last Updated: Mar 12 2018 13:51

TECHNOLOGY- Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has put forward another idea-to test flights for Mars spaceship- and the process will start from next year.

Tesla told an audience at the South by South West (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, "I think we’ll be able to do short flights, up and down flights, some time in the first half of next year."

Stressing on his idea for the need to set up a colony on Mars, he said it is important for humans to reach the Red Planet before the start of a next world war.

"I think it’s unlikely that we’ll never have a world war again," he said.

"This has been our pattern in the past."