- There are many organizations that are trying to send humans to Mars.
- Predictions show that the first human to Mars landing can happen by 2024.
- The ultimate goal for these Mars missions is to create a sustainable life on a new planet.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – You can bet money on which organization you believe will put humans on Mars first.
As technology advances, people are looking for new solutions to the world’s problems. With global warming on the rise, many organizations are interested in sending people to Mars. The goal for this is to see if we can create a sustainable society on a new planet. There is even talk about terraforming Mars completely to make it more like Earth. Talks about these missions are on the rise. So much so, USA online sportsbooks are taking bets on who will do it first.
If you look at the screenshot above, you can see that SpaceX has the shortest odds. SpaceX has -450 odds of being the first organization to send people to Mars. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has touted plan after plan to send people to Mars. With the technology they have developed, there is a good chance they can do it.
First, SpaceX wants to send a man back to the moon by 2022. After that, SpaceX is setting their eyes to Mars. Musk said that his company can put people on Mars by 2024. Musk later said that it would take 1,000 Starships and 20 years to create the first sustainable city in Mars. From there on, more cities will be built and people could potentially live on Mars. Some even theorized that Mars can be terraformed to be more like Earth.
SpaceX is not the only company looking to land on Mars. Blue Origin has +400 odds of being the first organization to send people to Mars. Blue Origin is currently owned by Jeff Bezos, the man who owns Amazon. Blue Origin also has lofty goals for space exploration.
“Blue's vision is a future where millions of people are living and working in space. In order to preserve Earth, our home, for our grandchildren’s grandchildren, we must go to space to tap its unlimited resources and energy. If we can lower the cost of access to space with reusable launch vehicles, we can all enable this dynamic future for humanity,” reads Blue Origin's mission statement.
Of course, NASA also has a vested interest in sending people to Mars. Being that they were the first to land on the moon, NASA also wants to land on Mars. However, funding and other issues may prevent them from being the first to do so. President Trump has put pressure on NASA to send people to Mars. But that will likely not happen until 2033. That is why NASA has +6000 odds of landing on Mars first.
Seeing people walk on Mars is an exciting prospect for all of humanity. That is why people want to bet on the prospect. People want to make bets on which organization they believe will send people to Mars.