Goal for Elon Musk: Mars by 2022!

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Australia (CNN) -- A technology tycoon is aiming for the red planet.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says he wants to land cargo ships on Mars in 2022. That's only five years away! Musk made that announcement in Australia Friday. Courtesy; SpaceX / CBS Newspath

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says he wants to land cargo ships on Mars in 2022.

That's only five years away!

Musk made that announcement in Australia Friday.

He says his aerospace company aims to land at least two vessels on the planet.

He also says the company will put systems in place on mars to support future flights and hopefully, colonization.

During his presentation at the International Astronautical Congress, Musk describes the goal as "aspirational."