September 30

For years, people have doubted Elon Musk’s far-reaching projects and plans.  And many have been proven wrong.  I would not bet against one of the leading visionaries of our time.  From Spectrum News / News 13:

“SpaceX Founder and CEO Elon Musk says he plans to send a spacecraft to Mars in five years and put humans on the red planet in seven years.  Musk laid out his ambitious goals at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia on Friday.

‘Build up the base, starting with one ship, then multiple ships, then building out the city, then making the city bigger and even bigger,’ Musk told the crowd.

His goal is to make humans a multi-planetary species.

‘It’s about believing in the future and thinking that the future will be better than the past, and I can’t think of anything more exciting than going out there and being among the stars,’ he said.

The key to his project is a large rocket and spacecraft, code name BFR.

Musk plans to send cargo to Mars first, in the year 2022. After building a base, complete with a propellant production facility, humans would arrive in the year 2024.”

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