The boffins at Nasa believe they have found water on Mars.
Nasa also has plans for a Mars colony, by 2030s.
It would give humanity a population away from Earth, he added, helping us dodge a "Doomsday event" and our "eventual extinction".
And when he said he wanted to build a sustainable and functioning city, he meant a community. We take a look at the red planet in pictures. SpaceX is already building an Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) that can send humans to Mars.
It would be set up by a Mars Colonial Fleet, he said, comprising more than a thousand cargo ships. These ships will be created to transport 200 people per journey.
On each would be 200 passengers, plus materials to build homes, industry and commerce.
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However, sending a total of one million people to Mars could not be done in this decade. "The threshold for a self-sustaining city on Mars... would be a million people".
Musk is planning the first manned flight to Mars in 2023 and has said he wants to die on Mars, although he has stipulated "not on impact".
He promised to make the journey less cramped and less boring.
In addition, he will devote a chamber just for zero-gravity games. But in a recent entry posted in New Space Journal, Musk further elaborated on his plans to send one million human beings on Mars in a span of 50 years.
The Canadian-American business magnate, Elon Musk is also a very popular inventor, an innovator, an influencer, investor, and one of the wealthiest people in the world. But future Martians should remember that moving to Mars is permanent and it is still a one-way ticket as of today.
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