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Mars explorers with US$200,000, guts to risk death needed: Musk

Billionaire founder of SpaceX is willing to spend his personal assets towards goal

Mr Musk says that while there are risks, just as there were for explorers and settlers on Earth generations ago, venturing to the Red Planet would be fun for those "with an exploratory spirit".

San Francisco

ENTREPRENEUR Elon Musk laid out a vision of travel to Mars that was heavy on both technology - the how of getting there - and on the dangers that await those first explorers just a decade from now.

"The first journey will be very dangerous, and the risk of fatality...

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