SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been vocal about his desire to get humans to Mars.
And for the first time, Musk talked about how transportation could work on Mars. Specifically, he discussed how a Hyperloop could run on the planet at the award ceremony for his Hyperloop design competition.
His thoughts? It really wouldn't be that hard to set up.
"On Mars you basically just need a track," he said at the ceremony. "You might be able to just have a road, honestly. [It would] go pretty fast."
This is because the air density isn't as high on Mars as it is on Earth. As Musk explained, the density of Mars' atmosphere is only 1% of Earth. That roughly translates to there being less air resistance to slow down a moving object.
Musk added that any kind of transportation on Mars would also have to be electric.
"It would obviously have to be electric because there's no oxygen," Musk said of the hypothetical Martian Hyperloop. "You have to have really fast electric cars or trains or things."
Check out Musk's full comments below.