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Elon Musk’s plan to put humans on Mars in the next ten years looks a little more real today, with the release of a video teasing SpaceX’s “Interplanetary Transport System.”

While this is just a teaser clip — complete with dramatic, simulated visuals and space music — Musk is scheduled to reveal concrete information during a 30-minute press conference today at 11:30 a.m. PT (2:30 p.m. ET). The presentation will take place at the International Astronautical Federation in Guadalajara, Mexico.

You can watch Musk’s press conference live right here and via the embedded video below.

Update: The Takeaways

  • #1: Elon Musk wants to “make humans a multiplanetary species” and build a city on Mars
  • #2: This is where SpaceX’s Interplanetary Transport System comes in. Screen Shot 2016-09-27 at 3.21.06 PM
  • #3: This is the ship SpaceX wants to build (the dot on the right is a person, for scale). Screen Shot 2016-09-27 at 3.23.41 PM
  • #4: Musk estimates the price per trip will be be roughly the cost of buying a house in the U.S. Screen Shot 2016-09-27 at 3.07.32 PM
  • #5: Musk hopes it will eventually take 30 days to get to Mars. There could be a pizzeria on the ship.
  • #6: Musk on the trip to Mars: “It’ll be like, really fun to go.” Ideas include zero-gravity games, movies, and restaurants inside the ship. Screen Shot 2016-09-27 at 3.40.22 PM
  • #7: Musk isn’t sure how SpaceX will fund the entire project. Also: Musk made a South Park joke during his presentation. Screen Shot 2016-09-27 at 3.43.24 PM
  • #8: Here’s the timeline.Screen Shot 2016-09-27 at 3.52.40 PM
  • #9: The first trips will be dangerous. Musk says the first travelers will have to ask themselves “are you ready to die?”

 

Update 11:38 a.m. PT: The event will start soon, says Musk.

Update 2:10 p.m. PT: Summary added

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