"It is intended to carry astronauts to the International Space Station," said Musk at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. on Wednesday night. "But we are going to send one to Mars in 2018."
But that's not the biggest ambition. If everything goes according to plan, the first rocket carrying human cargo will launch in 2024, he said.
The Flying Dragon 2 has the interior size of an SUV and is capable of carrying up to seven people and will take 18 months to get there.