Elon Musk, whose SpaceX Crew Dragon recently launched its second flight to the International Space Station, said that "a bunch of people will probably die" during Mars mission. He laughed at how his Mars mission was being seen as "some escape hatch for rich people."

"You might die, it’s going to be uncomfortable and probably won’t have good food," Musk told Peter Diamandis, the founder and chairman of the X Prize Foundation for scientific discovery.

He said with a laugh that it will be "arduous and dangerous journey where you may not come back alive."

"Honestly, a bunch of people will probably die in the beginning," he said, but also shared that it will also be "a glorious adventure and it will be an amazing experience."

It’s "not for everyone," he pointed out and said with a chuckle, "Volunteers only!"

Musk’s space company has launched over 100 rockets in the last few years with an aim to take tourists to the Moon and Mars, but various unmanned prototypes have gone up in flames, reported Fox Business.

Amid the efforts, in December he predicted that his company will have humans on Mars by 2026.

In 2015, Musk discussed placing a city on Mars after a successful rocket landing by SpaceX. Two years later, he published a paper on making humanity a multi-planetary species, with plans for having at least one million people on Mars.

In the entertainment space, Musk will be making his "Saturday Night Live" hosting debut. "Am hosting SNL on May 8," he informed his Twitter followers on Friday.

Further talking about the late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show, he wrote, "Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is."

The May 8 episode led by the Tesla CEO will have Miley Cyrus as the musical guest. It will be the singer's sixth musical appearance on the show, reported People. It was previously hosted by celebrities like Nick Jonas, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jason Bateman, Timothee Chalamet and Kristen Wiig.

The series has Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson and Melissa Villasenor as full-time cast members.

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk poses on the red carpet of the Axel Springer Award 2020 on December 01, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images

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