THE FIRST 10,000 DAYS ON MARS (Timelapse)
The story begins in 2024 when Elon Musk and SpaceX launch 5 cargo ships to Mars. They land at Erebus Montes, paving the way for future humans to land, the construction of Mars Base Alpha, plants to grow, and later for a self sustainable Mars colony.

This Mars colonization mini documentary also covers what it is like living on Mars, how many people will be landing during each launch window mission, the Starship fleet, and how the Martian colony grows over the years, between 2024 to 2050.

Additional footage from: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona, European Space Agency, SpaceX, AI Space Factory, HASSEL, Tesla, The Boring Company


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• NASA 1958 - 2100 (Timelapse of Past and Future Technology)

• Elon Musk on Artificial Intelligence (and the Basics of AI) - Documentary

  • Ярослав Сибрятко
    Ярослав Сибрятко

    The question is, how much would it cost?

  • marcus konjengbam
    marcus konjengbam

    People need to know Elon !!!

  • whatever

    What about the low pressure on mars can we change it...

  • EdRonn Panti
    EdRonn Panti

    What's the name of the mars colony?

  • S.F. Morris
    S.F. Morris


  • Michael Heider
    Michael Heider

    First base will be next to a cave/ lava tube.

  • Timothy Perrigoue
    Timothy Perrigoue

    We have a planet that needs all that expenditure. This is Bullshit.


    hell of a surprise if they get off the ship and find some living there already who knows maybe space cowboys

  • Michael Dussault
    Michael Dussault

    Your not leaving this planet unless it's in a bag so this nonsense is just that nonsense

  • q80aziz

    It seems that Mr. Musk is an immortal being with unfathomably deep pockets 🤔

  • AbaGoFshArkZ


  • Flubberduck

    This time frame is extremely optimistic

  • Joshh__

    I don’t want Elon Musk to take control of Mars

  • StarChomp

    We can speculate as much as we want but all this depends on the first few people reach the planet. Many things can go wrong though Dying at launch, dying mid journey or dying once you reach mars because they couldn't execute the plans

  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith

    I can only see one error in this video, Blue Origin. They haven't even made it into Space yet, Jeff Bezos ( WHO) is only interested in making money from rich folk. New Glenn you say, I say what Glenn! 🤣

  • eugeneforge

    This timeline seems overly ambitious, but the methods by which a Mars colony could grow and eventually thrive is at least plausible. I was looking forward to the first humans on Mars but seeing a permanent base and then colony within my lifetime would be amazing.

  • Leonard Larrisey
    Leonard Larrisey

    Will never be able to breathe the atmosphere. I'll stay on Earth


    If human need -63°/-81F temperature 🌡they use to live Antarctica


    Human don't have enough oxygen in earth. Imagine having oxygen in Mars. I think it's dream that wouldn't come true

  • Henry Nu
    Henry Nu

    Year 2048. You mentioned elon musk open the 1st gigafactory in mars. So high hopes. Elon musk still kicking and strong at this age. Wow

  • Captian McCloud
    Captian McCloud


  • Henry Nu
    Henry Nu

    Wow. You really spent time time doing this video. Bravo. Very detailed and inspiring

  • Discas do mano Odair Da Costa
    Discas do mano Odair Da Costa

    What is the point of thinking about creating living conditions for humans in other planet 🌎 if all humans do is killing it? Despite the signs of nature’ mom, due the greed and their ego, they are killing our planet. WE ALL GONNA DIE.

  • Heine anker Jensen
    Heine anker Jensen

    10.000 dayes 150.000 thousand people wow wow wow, im eclined to say. Being able to make greenhouse gasses to make it a habitate producing food and fish and much more. Atv to move around on the red planet.

  • Random Cubing
    Random Cubing

    The moment the Mars Government is established, we fucked up

  • Ronald Weir
    Ronald Weir

    Just imagine Siberia without any air until we get global warming started. Lol

  • Sempioen

    Can’t they first make some kind of ISS and make the base while they wait in the space station?

  • Luiz Röcker
    Luiz Röcker

    Everything is so beautiful on simulations. I just want to know how the human body structure is going to adapt with the new environment?!

  • Bob Marshall
    Bob Marshall

    Why would anybody want to go to MARS? We haven't finished destroying this planet yet!

  • butt meth
    butt meth

    The idea of creating an earthy atmosphere on Mars is just so cool to me

  • Agent 47
    Agent 47

    Racist. All the actors should be black.

  • sean

    If elon musk bot a cow and pig 😂😂

  • Decanus Severus
    Decanus Severus

    I wish colonization still worked like before where anybody could go “well I’m broke let’s pack for the colonies” it makes sense though given back then you could make yourself useful upon getting there whereas know I guess most people would need to have predetermined roles after filtering out candidates and years of training for maximum efficiency.

  • Hector Mancia
    Hector Mancia

    All this race to get there sounds to me that they know our earth will be screw in the next decades... Either by a cataclismic magnetic reversal or by the oceans devouring the continent's due to global warming... Or both toguether.... Just the mega rich and powerful will scape

  • Dominic A
    Dominic A

    Why so long for first marriage in Mars, they should have it done on the first week and try having babies and see if they turn out humans !!

  • Reno Wardhana
    Reno Wardhana

    First martian political system..................

  • Abhay Bhatnate
    Abhay Bhatnate


  • Choi Chingis
    Choi Chingis

    Once man kind completely uses solar system, people be like: what is up with the neighbor galaxy?

  • MEDiAgamer

    How accurate is this video?

  • Rashed Habahbrh
    Rashed Habahbrh

    0:27 the sound I need it

  • DarkSagan

    2054 First murder on Mars. 2058 first civil war.

  • Kelly Wilkinson
    Kelly Wilkinson


  • Chris2008

    Yeah, right. Lol!

  • yvonne andreassen
    yvonne andreassen

    Go for it Elon !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hebrew Abraham
    Hebrew Abraham

    no humans will survive but the robots can do what we cannot

  • Senti Nel
    Senti Nel

    What about meteorites and asteroids? Won't they pose a challenge?

  • Merk Ridge
    Merk Ridge

    None of the first crew are construction workers. No heavy equipment were sent either in the first or second waves of starships. This is all fantasy. Noting to see here

  • Kelvin Angel
    Kelvin Angel

    When. Are you going to make more videos 😢

  • m alexandru
    m alexandru

    You forgot about de protests on earth with the theme:"we don't want to work for mars"

  • Neel Shah 9625
    Neel Shah 9625

    Nxt video ?

  • Efre Cabilitasan
    Efre Cabilitasan

    this is like animal crossing

  • Daily Clouds
    Daily Clouds

    The first city should be name "Elon City" Maybe the father of Mars civilization.

  • Analekt

    Funny video, entertaining to watch but nothing real in it, just wishful thinking.

  • The Clueless Gardener 😄
    The Clueless Gardener 😄

    good luck with that

  • JustAndrew

    Ok what i find controversial abour Mars in general is the term of martion.Like dude your parents or you are from Terra or Earth and at the same time you come from a country(e.g.USA,France,U.K,Germany,Romania,Hungary,Russia and so on).So stop with the term of martian.

  • Rui Mota
    Rui Mota

    Nice video but I still prefer to take care of planet Earth at first place. There's a lot to do here. But this video is a dream, a nice dream in fact, for Mars colonization but fails exactly in the last part. Green houses producing oxygen to outside, wouldn't it escape to space due to its density? And can anyone mention a plant that survives at -20ºC to -60ºC? Plants need water, have water and water freezes at 0ºC. Try to put a vase in the freezer and follow what happens to the plant.

  • DeeWunn

    We talking like we’re the only ones that might have plans for Mars..we might end up having to fight off alien races for this shit….keep thinking we gonna just pull up on Mars like dat lolll 😂

  • Josh Hardy
    Josh Hardy

    When you need someone to grow you some good green or a plumber hit me up I'm down!

  • RiaRuss

    Are these pictures from "Surviving Mars" video game??

  • SCMM Lamarre
    SCMM Lamarre

    you forgot the "give opportunity a funeral" stage

  • Ajaysingh Thakur
    Ajaysingh Thakur

    So if these billionaires reaches mars first they basically aqcuire the land as mars is not bound by any laws.

  • Marcus Bailey
    Marcus Bailey

    Mars Hotel 1974 Grateful Dead

  • Mrtoker Archvile
    Mrtoker Archvile

    So much positivity it’s laughable like no one’s fighting everyone is doing with her supposed to do bullshit that’s going to be someone I fucked up there’s gonna be a big huge rock that’s going to hit down we’re all the plants are at and kill the plants there’s so many things to go wrong in the population keeps on going to high cut like nothings going wrong

  • Dev Sharma
    Dev Sharma

    Without Elon it can't be done ...

  • Pully Rodriguez
    Pully Rodriguez

    10,000 years

  • Narmadha Rathinavelu
    Narmadha Rathinavelu


  • LordOfTheFlies

    I hope that when the fleet is in LEO and ready to take off. They have a camera on a satellite or something so we can see them leave.

  • Samelius Astraton
    Samelius Astraton

    Just after take off.. "Did We bring Toilet Paper?" "Ummm.. Let me Check" "No!" "Noooooo"

  • Caonabo Javier
    Caonabo Javier

    Not gonna happen that way.

  • G

    Even if this takes millions years to come to life or even if it doesn't happen like we think it will, I think the greatest thing of it all is that all of this comes from humans brains. Humans from the past never thought we would have the technology we have now. The greatest thing for me about space exploration is pushing the limits of our intelligence as species and resolving the challenges. Dreaming about the unthinkable and making it happen. I think that enthusiasm is the whole point of humanity and hopefully the newer generations will also develop new technologies. I believe we will. I wonder how far we can go just by using our brains.

  • Alpaca

    If by the time we can live on mars, earth can stil support life it would be a miracle

  • Micro̸wave And To̸aster
    Micro̸wave And To̸aster

    I think that a future human government will be like the United States or the EU. Every planet is independent in their own way and has their own government bur they all contribute to humanity as a whole

  • dallas714

    ok guys, what do you prefer? earth salad or martian salad?

  • Pyro Maniac
    Pyro Maniac

    The first person born on Mars and to visit earth is definitely not going back lol

  • Dava Harmison
    Dava Harmison

    what happens to old people on mars do they get sent back to earth or do they get put in an old peoples home ?

  • Dinowarrior21

    RTGs would require 1/8 of the space as a solar farm and would provide more energy that solar panels.

  • Bliss WKC
    Bliss WKC

    Thank y'all so much dearest 🌹 Y'all such an inspiration 🥰 Appreciate y'all from the bottom of my heart 💖 Be Blissful Eternally 🙏👼🌈

  • Lex Dunmon
    Lex Dunmon

    in 2095, the UAC discovers the "Argent Fracture"; shortly thereafter, mars becomes overrun with demons.

  • Captain Purr
    Captain Purr

    I would go insane inside of a rocket for 7 months plus 2 years on a planet with no animals or other people to meet

  • Guy Michaud
    Guy Michaud

    The government of Mars will be a supercomputer running the most advanced AI in the form of an electronic technocracy. There will be no human or Martian ruler of Mars.

  • L A
    L A

    so sad to see we inhabit another planet controlled by the corporate rich. Is the the fate of humanity?

  • Isaac Za
    Isaac Za

    I swear to god you would have to pay about 1 million dollars to go to mars

  • Grypxhon

    what if one day in like 30 years people are playing video games together and they’re like “where are you from” and then they’re like “oh we’re on mars”

  • topanimon

    Elon wet dream

  • Rex Luther
    Rex Luther

    God Can "Re-Create" Mars In 13 Days Instead Of 15 Years

  • Rex Luther
    Rex Luther

    2060 Mars Declares War Against Earth

  • mark baker
    mark baker

    No body ain't going to Mars by 2060 !

  • Florencio Vela
    Florencio Vela

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  • James Dean
    James Dean

    Wait till they find out theres germs and viruses in the soil that they have no antibodies too, game over.

  • Richard Wilson
    Richard Wilson

    What i hate about these videos is its always like "April 2023" for these crazy things that even if you had the technology now would take 15 years to build. It annoys me in films where they do that as well . Their Timelapse one was even worse, it was like atomic nanites by April this year - oh wait they have been built. Add 100 years on to each date.

  • Maynk Rajora
    Maynk Rajora

    2040: Struck in NYC traffic watching this video "that doesn't age well"

  • Jeff

    And we can start today, but too many people have no VIsion. But money.

  • anime fan
    anime fan

    I wish to be in nasa

  • N A
    N A

    It be such a bad idea to bring earth politics and policies as well as the major persons that run those fields to mars. It would just become another earth in a few decades or a century or two and that's not what we want and part of the reason why we would go to mars; so it DOESN'T become another Earth. Mars needs to be its own self sustaining planet politically and economically apart from Earth.

  • MFTN2

    So you're telling me if we go to Mars new millionaires will be made

  • Snupa

    The first marshin baby will be famous

    • Mike Wade
      Mike Wade

      The mother will be infamous and the child will want to die if it can't come and stay on Earth

  • the41stsoldier

    The domain name 'amazon.mars' is registered by Jeff Bezos. Im dying.

  • Girish Margam
    Girish Margam

    This is quite optimistic.

  • Alex R-T
    Alex R-T

    We'll know we've made it when a goofy comedy movie comes out on Mars about a new colonist from embarrassing themselves by fumbling all the Martian social customs.

  • Alex R-T
    Alex R-T

    Definitely would use a modular nuclear reactor for this, not solar panels.