Elon Musk Now Has A Plan To Colonize Mars With 1 Million People

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Technocracy Elon Musk put his money where his mouth is and be the first human to go live on the planet Mars, and preferably soon. There is a sub-culture of Technocrats who are bent on escaping Earth.  TN Editor

In September, the tech mogul Elon Musk walked onto a stage in Guadalajara, Mexico, and laid out his vision to colonize Mars with his company SpaceX.

The talk was bold for a couple of reasons. First, the plan itself is ambitious — Musk hopes to fly 1 million people to the red planet as a sort of “backup drive” for Earth at cost of $100,000 to $200,000 per person. Second, he delivered the presentation weeks after a SpaceX rocket blew up on a launchpad.

Now Musk has written a new paper that outlines the most recent version of his Mars vision.

Published in the June issue of the academic journal New Space, the article appears to be an edited summary of Musk’s September talk. (A full transcript of that, along with Musk’s slide deck, is available here.) In the text, Musk describes his argument for reusing rockets to reduce the cost of spaceflight thousandfold. The paper also includes descriptions of early designs of the enormous spacecraft he hopes to build.

Although the recent publication does not present too many new details, several important events have happened since Musk’s original presentation.

For one, Musk further elaborated on his Mars plans in October during an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit. He outlined a four-stage process to inhabit Mars, explained how he’d create fuel and air on the planet, and disclosed his name for the main spaceship: Heart of Gold, a nod to the book “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”

In the speech, Musk also disclosed the existence of a giant fuel tank for his Mars spaceship. That colossal tank, made entirely out of carbon fiber, passed a big pressure test in November, according to Musk.

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Elon Musk is nuttier than a squirrel supper. Will Elon Musk be #1 on that million man mars project? I bet not…


The white rabbit visions of of these elitists can come to fruition only with subsidies mined from taxes or from its mutant relative, carbon / energy credits.

Bevin Chu

“Elon Musk put his money where his mouth is”

Actually, Elon Musk put your money where his mouth is.