After the successful launch of tianwen-1, Zhou Xingxing, founder of pandaily, an English language media introducing Chinas science and technology industry to overseas countries, mentioned this issue in an email to musk, who replied the competition begins!.
Musk has said at the international space Congress that he plans to send man to Mars in 2024. His Mars migration program hopes to send 100000 people to Mars at a low cost of $100000 per person in 40 to 100 years to build a self-sufficient Martian city.
However, some experts believe that SpaceXs plan is too radical. To live on Mars, 225 million kilometers away from the earth, is a huge project requiring a huge budget. NASA had previously planned to send the first humans to Mars in the mid-1930s.