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SpaceX President Says We'll Put People on Mars by 2030

SpaceX President Says We'll Put People on Mars by 2030

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SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell expects humans to land on Mars by 2030.

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The company president and COO told CNBC's Shepard Smith that "we should put people on the surface of Mars [...] within a decade," before amending her statement to "in this decade

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" Folks will inhabit the Moon "sooner," she added.

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"I think we need to get a large delivery to the surface of Mars, and then people will start thinking harder about it," Shotwell said in the CNBC video.

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"And then, I think, within five or six years, people will see that that will be a real place to go."

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Shotwell herself has no plans to make the six-month journey to the Red Planet, revealing during a recent engineering conference, as reported by Bloomberg that "I don't like camping."

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