SpaceX has said that Mars will be a ”free planet” and will not be governed by Earth laws when the company’s planned society begins on the planet.
Under a section titled Governing Law, SpaceX said it will rely on its self-governing principles, which will be set up when the time comes.
The section said that for services provided on Mars, or in transit to Mars via Starship or other colonization spacecraft, the parties recognize Mars as a free planet and that no Earth-based government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities and all the disputes will be solved through self-governing principles, established in good faith, at the time of the Martian settlement.
During the Mars Society’s annual conference, Musk said that the settlement on Mars should be self-sufficient and not reliant on Earth. He said that they try and make the city self-sustaining before any possible World War 3 as the probability of the city being created after it is low.
In the Starlink terms of service, you have to agree that “no Earth-based government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities.” pic.twitter.com/ZXeQ3shvQT
— Eli Dourado (@elidourado) October 28, 2020
However, Musk said that getting to Mars is not the fundamental issue. The fundamental issue is building a base, building a city on Mars that is self-sustaining.
He further said that they’re going to build a propellant plant, an initial Mars base – Mars Base Alpha – and then get it to the point where it’s self-sustaining. The billionaire explained that the overall plan will be difficult and dangerous but it will be pretty glorious if it works out.
SpaceX has planned to send a million people to live on Mars by 2050, which Musk estimates will involve 1,000 flights a year, with 100 people on each.
He also said that the travel to Mars needs to be such that anyone can go if they want, with or without a loan. The billionaire also promised that there will be job opportunities on Mars. Stay tuned in here for the latest tech news!