Elon Musk has made a commitment to pursue the space race in the next 10 years, and the Tesla boss is ready to put his name to the effort.
Musk, who is the co-founder of SpaceX and a billionaire, made the announcement Wednesday during an investor conference in Tokyo.
“I want to be the first to go to space,” Musk said, according to the report.
“I don’t think we’ll ever go into space.
I think we’re going to wait a while and see.
We don’t know what’s going to happen.
But we’re committed to making space as great as possible.”
Musk’s commitment to space exploration, which he described as “an existential mission,” is something he reiterated during a Q&A on Tuesday.
Musk has said he thinks he can reach space before his own retirement in 2025.
He added that he expects to reach the moon in 10 years.