Elon Musk: Mars base will open the way to other stars

03 December 2012 by Valerie Jamieson and Celeste Biever

The SpaceX founder says he’d like to “die on Mars”. Why the obsession with going to the Red Planet?

Why are you so keen to get humans to Mars?

Because this is the first time in 4 billion years of Earth’s history that it has been possible. That window may be open for a long time – and I hope it is – but it may not be. We should take advantage just in case something bad happens. It wouldn’t necessarily be that humanity gets eliminated; it could just be a drop in technology.

Read more: Elon Musk: Mars base will open the way to other stars – opinion – 03 December 2012 – New Scientist.

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