Musk and Tesla has been written off by many in the past including some on this forum. Now he is the world's second richest man (well if you don't count the Rothschilds and Rockefellers etc.). Tesla is the world's most valuable car company by far. It would be amazing if they can actually pull this off! Elon Musk Says He'll Send Humans to Mars by 2026 | Mars Timeline Elon Musk says he believes he'll send people to Mars by 2026, or even 2024. This timeline has Musk taking off for Mars when NASA is just reaching the moon again. (Maybe.) We can't ignore the countless unanswered questions about Mars travel and habitation.