NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Elon Musk wants to make traveling to Mars a reality. "I really have no other purpose than to make life interplanetary," Musk said while speaking at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on Tuesday.
Utilizing SpaceX, Musk's space exploration company he aims to make the cost of one ticket to Mars less than $200 thousand.
Astrophysicist, cosmologist, and author Neil deGrasse Tyson joined Wednesday morning's "Squawk Box" on CNBC to comment on the ambitious goal of Elon Musk.
"He's putting his money where his mouth is," Tyson said. Adding that anyone can simply give talks, or write books about space exploration, but that talk is cheap.
"If you're a multi-billionaire and you have corporations, you're building spaceships and you've got engineers that you've hired to do so, you got to listen to this guy," Tyson explained.
The largest frontier Musk is attempting to breach is the cost of access to space. Simply put, he wants to make a business model out of space exploration, Tyson noted.