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Leonardo DiCaprio says he's signed up for Elon Musk's trip to Mars

Business Insider Australia logo Business Insider Australia 5/10/2016 Paul Schrodt


Leonardo DiCaprio has achieved so much as an actor on earth, you might think he's getting a little bored of life on the planet.

Well, he has apparently already set his sights on Mars. DiCaprio revealed during a talk with President Obama about climate change that he has signed up for going to Mars on Elon Musk's first trip there. Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, plans to get humans to Mars as soon as 2025, with a reportedly high risk of dying.

DiCaprio said this while talking to Obama and the climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe as part of the South by South Lawn event at the White House, Inverse reports. The three discussed climate change before the premiere of DiCaprio's new documentary on the subject, "Before the Flood."

© Provided by Business Insider Inc Musk and the Mars trip came up while Hayhoe was explaining the need to get regular people to connect to the reality of climate change and its effects.

"The reality of it is, if you're a human living on this planet -- which most of us are, yeah?" Hayhoe joked. "As long as we haven't signed up for the trip to Mars. I don't want to know if anyone has, I think you're crazy."

That's when DiCaprio admitted of the Mars trip, "I did."

While the scientist tried to assure the star that he's not actually insane, the president deadpanned, "I think you'll acknowledge he's crazy."

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