From Elon Musk to Virgin Galactic mastermind Richard Branson, plenty of big-thinking entrepreneurs have plans to take regular citizens into space.

Netherlands-based startup SpaceLife Origin has an even bolder, far more “out there” idea.

“We owe it to our children and future generations,” Egbert Edelbroek, one of the company’s executives, told Digital Trends.

“Humanity is facing increasing threats to life on Earth: Global warming, nuclear threats, [and] large asteroid collisions.

NASA, ESA, SpaceX, and others are planning independent human settlements on the moon, and Mars as a backup plan.

We hope an important side effect of our plans is the boosting of the awareness [and urgency] for a much more sustainable lifestyle to avoid and slow down the most important threat of global warming.”

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