In a series of Thursday evening tweets, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed new details about his plans to colonize Mars.
Musk envisions these ships departing Earth orbit over a 30-day period, the window of time when Earth and Mars are best aligned to make the trip, every 26 months.
According to Musk, you’ll need a crazy amount of cargo capacity to build a human colony on a faraway planet.
“Megatons per year to orbit are needed for life to become multiplanetary,” he tweeted.
And once humans arrive, there will be plenty to do.
“There will be a lot of jobs on Mars!” Musk tweeted.
It’s a fun thought experiment — and needless to say, SpaceX has its work cut out to realize Musk’s ambitious vision.
READ MORE: Elon Musk drops details for SpaceX Mars mega-colony [CNET]
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