Monday, October 3, 2016

Elon Musk dreams of colonizing Mars with a million Earthlings

Many of us were born too soon and won't  be around  to see his dream become a reality.

Mike Wall at
SpaceX's Elon Musk Unveils Interplanetary Spaceship to Colonize Mars
Now we know how Elon Musk plans to get 1 million people to Mars.

At a conference in Mexico today (Sept. 27), the SpaceX founder and CEO unveiled the company's Interplanetary Transport System (ITS), which will combine the most powerful rocket ever built with a spaceship designed to carry at least 100 people to the Red Planet per flight.

If all goes according to plan, the reusable ITS will help humanity establish a permanent, self-sustaining colony on the Red Planet within the next 50 to 100 years, Musk said at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara.

"What I really want to do here is to make Mars seem possible — make it seem as though it's something that we could do in our lifetimes, and that you can go," he said............

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