In an interview for the Axios on HBO documentary series, Musk said there was a "70 percent" chance he'll go to Mars.Musk said "he'll live to ride one of his SpaceX rockets to Mars. I know exactly what to do," "I’m talking about moving there." He also refuse the idea that "this will be only rich people's journey", he said he envision a flight as soon as seven years from now, with a ticket price of "around a couple hundred thousand dollars."
"Really the ad for going to Mars would be like Shackleton’s ad for going to the Antarctic" in the early 20th century, he said. "It’s gonna be hard. There’s a good chance of death, going in a little can through deep space."
Even if you make it to Mars, you'll spend all your time building the base and struggling to survive harsh conditions, Musk said. "There’s lots of people who climb mountains. People die on Mount Everest all the time. They like doing it for the challenge." but Musk said "he will unhesitatingly accept this challenge".
Yusaku will be bringing 8 (brave) artists & cultural figures with him on the journey around the moon! https://t.co/PCU23HYTa9— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 18 September 2018
Musk also tweeted that "The first private passenger to fly around the Moon in 2023, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa – who has paid an undisclosed amount for the honour – will make the journey."