Humanity Will Go To Mars 'In  President Predicts

This Decade,' SpaceX

Astronauts Will Likely Make It To The

Red Planet's surface before the end of the 2020s, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell told CNBC recently.

Shotwell Said

"I think it will be in this decade, yes. People on the moon, sooner,"

She Added

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

Gwynne Shotwell

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

SpaceX Is Developing A Huge

Reusable rocket-spaceship combo called Starship to take people and payloads to the moon, Mars and beyond.

Starship Already Has Several Moon

Missions on its docket. And NASA picked Starship to be the first crewed lunar lander for its Artemis program, which plans to put astronauts down near the moon's south pole in 2025.