On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and the man who just might save the human race, unveiled an extensive plan for the colonization of Mars. Taking things one step further, he even dared to suggest that exploring the solar system will soon be possible if all goes according to plan, but we’ll get to that later. Musk, who has been labeled “the real life Iron Man,” is known to make lofty predictions that seem impossible to follow through on. Yet, he has lived up to his word time and time again, so don’t expect this announcement to be any different. With that in mind, it may be time to begin planning your trip to the red planet. This is how it might go.