One billionaire entrepreneur is ready to send you to Mars, if you can pay.

FOX's Eben Brown reports:

In a decade, SpaceX founder Elon Musk says the time will come to put a permanent human presence on Mars, lest humanity risk extinction...

(Elon Musk) "The alternative is to become a space-faring civilization and a multi-planet species, which I hope you would agree is the right way to go, yes?" (Applause)

Musk unveiled his designs for ships that could take hundreds of colonists to the red planet, for less than a quarter million per person. Far cheaper than NASA's projected billion dollar price tag.

(Elon Musk) "Ultimately we'd have, I think, upwards a thousand or more spaceships waiting in orbit, so the Mars colonial fleet would depart en masse, kinda like 'Battlestar Galactica'."

Musk is scheduled to send an unmanned ship to Mars in 2018.

Eben Brown, FOX News.