Not to freak you out, but there is a chance we might see a city on Mars during our lifetime. Or at least that's what Elon Musk — the CEO of SpaceX and product architect at Tesla — announced in .
His plan to colonize the planet outlines everything from what a ticket would need to cost (around $200K) to the kind of amenities each spaceship would have (like movie theaters and restaurants) in order to get people onboard.
It all sounds pretty out-there, but with the rapid rate of technological advancements, the idea isn't the most ridiculous thing we've heard.
is more than ready to open up a few locations on Mars — after all, you'll need some inexpensive furniture after that pricey spaceship ticket. To get a jumpstart, a handful of IKEA engineers are living in a Mars simulation for three consecutive days.
The tiny dome they'll be calling home is crafted by NASA and replicates what it's like for astronauts who make the three-year journey to Mars, and the cramped, isolated environment they live in. This experience will hopefully inspire a 2019 collection of about 30 or so space-centric designs, in collaboration with Lund University.
"I think that the essence of this collection will be about appreciating what we have on Earth: human beings, plants, clean water and air," says IKEA Creative Leader, Michael Nikolic. "But also diversity and a sense of belonging — things that we take for granted on a daily basis."
While we wait to see a preview of what the decor will look like in our cute little Mars apartment, just one question remains: will there be meatballs? If not, we might need to reconsider.