For Elon Musk, a space taxi is just the first step for life on Mars

5/24/2020 12:38:00 AM
For Elon Musk, a space taxi is just the first step for life on Mars

Elon Musk is planning to build a city on the red planet, and live there.

Elon Musk is planning to build a city on the red planet, and live there.

Elon Musk's vision, morphed into a shake-up of the old space industry, and a fleet of new private rockets.

Musk"is a revolutionary change" in the space world, says Harvard University astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell, whose Jonathan's Space Report has tracked launches and failures for decades.Ex-astronaut and former Commercial Spaceflight Federation chief Michael Lopez-Alegria says,"I think history will look back at him like a da Vinci figure."

Musk has become best known for Tesla, his audacious effort to build an electric vehicle company. But SpaceX predates it.Growing a rose on MarsAt 30, Musk was already wildly rich from selling his internet financial company PayPal and its predecessor Zip2. He arranged a series of lunches in Silicon Valley in 2001 with G. Scott Hubbard, who had been NASA's Mars czar and was then running the agency's Ames Research Center.

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Then fucking do it, pussy bitch. COVID-19 free Boy bye and take that awful facelift with u Can’t wait for there to be an armed workers uprising on mars Fix mother earth first Mr. Futurist. Proving once and for all he's rich. Not smart. He pays smart people. Buh bye whackjob. Bon voyage See? Our ruling class DOES have a plan to deal with climate change.

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👍 Gosh I hope so. GTFO I'm planning to bang Angelina Jolie You mean get a bunch of people killed? Can he leave now? This guy is an anthropomorphic pile of empty promises tightly packed into a suit. Maybe don’t act like it’s news every time he says he’s going to do something, huh? Bye. Elon Musk is an idiot.

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ABC News, Nat Geo Set Live Special to Cover Elon Musk SpaceX LaunchABC News hopes to follow as Elon Musk boldly goes, perhaps, where no space-travel entrepreneur has gone before. The Walt Disney-owned news unit intends to cover the coming joint mission between NAS… sindeeznutzz Think there is a real & present danger that the baby X Æ A-12 Musk will be mistaken for a rocket 🚀 & launched into space SpaceX astronomy science sillyname

bye Unless he's building it with his own hands I think we're missing an important part of the equation I'm planning on getting bitten by a radioactive spider and getting super powers and in a race to see who achieves their goal first I can safely say I have a shot Ah, the wealthy looking to ruin other planets now. Hopefully aliens will take care of planet Earth's Capitalists.

He is too old to do that. Ahh... to be king on Mars. He needs first to find the medicine of eternity, and then he can go to the red planet....ridiculous!!! Good riddance Good you idiot please move to the red plant because nobody is impressed with you or your ideas. I feel sorry for your child with a name that will never be pronounced correctly!

What a nut job!

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See Tesla's Cybertruck roll through the streets with Elon Musk and Jay LenoWhy does the Tesla Cybertruck sport bulletproof glass, you ask? It's 'badass' and 'super-cool,' according to Elon Musk. Please make the video available in Ukriane. I can’t see shit 500k preorders and beyond. you'll see these everywhere in a few years. Here is the in-sync-video.

When does he leave? get ye gone No one go with him. Just shut the rocket door and blast off back to earth. Elon Musk is looking for cheap headlines, and he's getting them. I doubt that he's doing that He's planning on having other people build it for him. He couldn't even stay in the house for a month, he's definitely not about that life (on Mars)

Elon plans a lotta things.

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Great idea... bring Bezos Gates and Zucks along! Whatever How soon can he leave? So he'll be gone from this planet forever? I am all for this. Let's start building the rockets and materials immediately. Elon Musk needs an intervention. lol, I'll sign up for a pre-construction condo when available There is only one planet humans can live at called EARTH.

Please do Byeee! Good riddance.

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What Is Elon Musk Thinking?The fight to reopen a Tesla plant reveals how Musk gets what he wants. Elon Musk is no different than any other hyper privileged white man. He believes his financial success is bc of his special superiority to other humans. HE HAS NONE. He’s DEevolving right before our eyes as he realizes Trump is his ticket to permanent & unfettered wealth & power.

Best news ever Bye Elon I feel like we have 4 or 5 Kim Stanley Robinson novels about this Howard Hughes seemed downright quaint. Elon Musk considers it “fascism” to take mild precautions against a global pandemic. What moron would ever trust their lives to him in a hermetically sealed habitat? Good riddance

well, he is trying to get away from all the Leftists....... Take Trump and McConnell with you, Elon!!

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What Kara Swisher Thinks Is Going On in Elon Musk’s BrainIn an interview with Lizzie O’Leary, Kara Swisher compares Elon Musk—favorably!—to Howard Hughes. Let’s just stop paying attention to this guy. He’s fuckin awful. Yeah, I can see Elon just completely fucking losing his mind and locking up on the top floor of some casino while refusing to wear clothes/trim his nails. It's like like ten years away, tops. Shorter fingernails?

Good. Get him off this planet Please move soon monorail! Good riddance. Seeing how he treats his workers here on Earth I wish him and anyone who goes with him the best of luck, there's no way I'd entrust my safety to Space Karen. Alternate Headline: Rich Assholes Attempt to Escape while World Burns, Leave Poor People in Dust

Can he get it done yesterday? Good riddance! Please do it soon and never come back or communicate with anyone on earth again. Take your fucking weird nerds and red pillars with you.

This is ridiculous and musk should be charged with war crimes for Bolivia. And this paper should be investigated for all the ties that led to this commercial advert to be published for frogface musk. Thank goodness and good riddance Good. Stay there. Obsessed with “TOTAL RECALL” Good. The sooner the better.

👋 Sick go for it Cool.

Is he bringing his new baby XXL 911 F451? Sturgeons_Law No he isn't It will be one nut less on earth Yeah red and dirt Oklahoma because Tulsa will be the new factory! LilyTwinkle3 K bye this dude loves to ply journos w pointless blurbs about himself...and they run with em to make pointless articles lile this

Please Elon! Go now and can I give you a list of people to take with you ? This is stupid How much weed has he been smokin? See ya.

joke of the year elonmusk leave now please Bye Yes thinking out of this world! Buh-bye 👋 Good. Quick reminder to everyone jumping on the train to join him you’ll only be going as his servant

Great! He can take all the other useless billionaires with him. What a weirdo. You know what... I concur ... Can we just send elonmusk there with the first ship? I'll start a GoFundMe. This was kind of obvious. bye bjtch Somebody read The Warchmen while tripping and thought the Doctor Manhattan character was based on him.

Well if you want to leave when things get tough,we don't want you or anything you bring to the table.Not your advice,arms,or disloyalty elonmusk doesnt build things though... his workers do. How many workplace injuries would be sustained on this jobsite Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later. Good riddance!

Gurl bye

Bye Felicia! How soon before he moves? Space Taxi was great. This idea, not so much. Let's launch him there right now. Spending your vast fortune to compensate your workers well and give them hazard pay: No. Spending your vast fortune to go on the most vain vacation imaginable: Yes. Decades from now... “Everything was peaceful, until the Elon Mars Nation attacked...”

Good riddance!

Sturgeons_Law He should go on ahead and we'll catch up. can’t wait jfc hope there’s no internet there BYE Don’t let the door hit you on your way out to Mars, Buh-Bye Good Take Trump with you. PLEASE!!!! how does he plan to take some mexicans there to work?

God Bless that guy Thank God!! See ya!! I wish people could do math and understand science. And take Trump and Maga supporters Hes got more money than brains That used to be the aim of NASA, and millions of people still look for the time we are back in the space race. Good reddens. Thank God! When a lot of money makes a person go crazy.

Bye C-ya! I might want to join him Good riddance! Musk needs to lay off the weed a little Need of the hour !!! Good. Gtfoh Maybe it's a good idea. Since some people believe humans cause global warming on Earth, perhaps humans will cause climate change on Mars...

Good leave planet earth we’re sick of you Good. 🎶We built this city🎶 Soon? Please go now! bye He wants a place where he is considered God. I can't wait until he goes back his home planet Good riddance! Bye.

How unpopular is he planning to be on Earth, exactly... This is why the word fantastic was invented. thank god. An Elonless earth is a good earth Yes please, the sooner the better. 👋 Good. It seems like a good solution for everyone involved. Can he just go now? Do it today please. Then build houses and sell them

The sooner the better

...better leave now, lol I want to go to Mars and poop there Good. Tell him to take 45 and his red-pill peeps with him ✌🏼. ByeFelicia 👋🏼👋🏼 elonmusk Bye Good riddance? Can’t wait for him to go! Bye! Does he realize that they won't let him smoke weed in the domed city? he won't live there, because he won't have anyone to bully and he will be supremely unimportant

See ya!!! Can he leave today!

good, go away Bye, bye Mr. Musk pie 🥧 He can be the first on the flight please. He probably should go right now and look around. Things that will never happen. i hope that you continue to print 'dipshit says he'll do Thing; fails' every time it's appropriate It's possible....is about terraforming mars.👍🏼go to the moon used to be crazy and talk by video too...😮

We built this city in Rockin n Roll!!!’ BreakingNews. ElonMusk is planning to build a city on the red planet. He chooses Only three 'friendly' people to go with him; DonaldTrump, BarakObama and HillaryClinton 😎 As long as he pays for it. The American Tax Payer is not paying for his pipe dreams. Ciao!

Mars needs Elon Is there a gofundme to help? I'd join elonmusk Good riddance

Is he invoking martian law? Bye Felicia. Hopefully he will move his Corporate headquarters there too. Matter of have trump tower built there too. Good for him! We do not need him on this planet! Bloody go and stay there ! Good riddance. How about a fully environmentally friendly climatized glass dome city here on earth?

Interesting. Later !

BYE! Bye If any person follows him to mars the are insane 😜 let's see there's solar radiation them there's deep space radiation when you get there you can freeze to death solar flares so many thinks that can kill you please people believe God when he says the Heavens are his pslam115:16 Send tRump!!! This will be fun!

I think Elon should take the first taxi to mars. Seriously ? How can a brilliant mind like his be so foolish at the same time he's seen to many science fiction movie's and shows space is no t like star wars star trek andromeda or babylon 5 Can’t wait.

Elon, please cut it out...plan on finding solution to COVID-19 first. That's a good place for him n Leave as soon as possible. Build a really, really big ship. Load as many republicans as will fit. Good bye go to it bud...…. Bye Home always calls Don’t let the atmosphere hit ya on the way out This is old news. He has been talking about this since 2016 maybe before. If people would read about what is happening instead of wait for their favorite news channel to tell them now its time to tink about it. Idk why I am upset about this lol

Great, I’ll help him pack. Buh-bye Delusional and kinda crazy

awesome vsionary elon musk has taken the world by storm exciting science, preparing manking for the future, advancing our specie 🌎⭐️ 👍 to me, musk is already one of the greatest minds of the XXI century, deserves a nobel prize. 🎖(my personal opinion) Can he go ASAP? Bye bitch His being a fruit cake is wearing thin on America. I honestly don't care in the least what this oddball thinks, says or does anymore. Being eccentric and doing bizarre things can only carry you so far with people.

Good. ✌🏼 When is he leaving? See ya!

The sooner, the better👍 Is he gonna build that city on rock and roll? He hates planet earth, and is as creepy as they come. Let him go. Good take all the trumps with you If he does a Gofundme for this it would raise billions HEY TAKE POTUS WITH YOU!😂👏🏿👍🏿🤦🏿‍♂️ Maybe he’ll take the trump family with him

K, bye. Bye, Bye Selfish hole He will more than likely be the last He must be drinking the stuff that goes in his batteries🤪 elonmusk I will join you! It is so nice that Elon will finally get to live on his home planet. Can he do it soon? Bye.

Just making sure: Is it a one-way trip?🤞 good because i’m sick of his ego and bullshit Bye Who cares? Take me with you please This guy is out of his skull. We’ll help him pack.

I knew Elon Musk was the inspiration for the villain in that COD Infinite Warfare Game! Good. Please take Trump/Pence with you. Do your country of birth a big favor. Good! Bye! A real life Tony Stark. 👍🏻 Musk Is Dr Manhattan finally revealed himself Bye Felicia Good riddance to him! Heard Ivanka is going too.

Prefer a space Uber.

The man is nuts. 🙄 take the magats with him Mars: 'Go back to Earth you crazy pothead.' JforDemocracy Fine. I’ll help him pack—and drive the space truck We cant even deal with the virus on earth crisis let alone life on Mars. Peace out. I guess he really likes to be Elon

Cuckoo. karensgonewild If Elon believes he will build a city on Mars and live there in his lifetime, I suspect he is currently living in a house made of Panama Red and is trying to see if he can smoke it right down to the foundations. ReeferMadness Hope he takes Trump with him! Hope the door doesn’t hit him in the ass on the way out.

It would begreat if we could send his ass to mars. Even better if he sends himself so we don't have to pay for it. Bye now! Wont Russia work? Mars is not worth the journey. A lunar Westfield and Hilton would be cool. Finally! I'll help him pack. Good for him. Buh bye.

Let him go wherever he whant‘s... but to another planet Well...color me disinterested Good, byyyyeeeeeee Don't worry. I'm sure once he finds a nice place and gets settled in he'll send for us. I think he already lives there... no one wants to live onfcking mars gtfo He can afford it Please do take realDonaldTrump along with you elonmusk. Planet Earth would be better for it.

That is a very good idea. Musk Mars I played that video game too.

Good. Hope they are boarding soon. he wont make it long I for one would encourage that. Why is that ? Is the shit of the world out? Perfect. When will he move? Didn't he just have a kid? One thing at a time, Elon. Haha Money and power could make you hallucinate beyond imagination .. Good. Okay Elon. LOL.

Dreams do come true after all.

SpaceX's next launch will officially have astronauts on board Musk"is a revolutionary change" in the space world, says Harvard University astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell, whose Jonathan's Space Report has tracked launches and failures for decades.second tweet .ABC News Live , the ABC News streaming-video operation.Adam Rosenberg 2020-05-23 15:37:25 UTC Let me warn you all up front: the audio in this teaser for Elon Musk's upcoming appearance on is *badly* out of sync with the video.

Ex-astronaut and former Commercial Spaceflight Federation chief Michael Lopez-Alegria says,"I think history will look back at him like a da Vinci figure." Musk has become best known for Tesla, his audacious effort to build an electric vehicle company. He added that if Musk changes his mind about owning a home, Summerlin boasts a luxury community that could suit him. But SpaceX predates it. If the effort is successful, it would represent the first instance of a privately owned company taking humans to the International Space Station and meeting NASA’s certification requirements. Growing a rose on Mars At 30, Musk was already wildly rich from selling his internet financial company PayPal and its predecessor Zip2. His fund, Pershing Square, boosted its stake in Howard Hughes more than five-fold to 12. He arranged a series of lunches in Silicon Valley in 2001 with G. He also tells Leno that the electric pickup's glass will be bulletproof simply because it's"badass" and"super-cool.

Scott Hubbard, who had been NASA's Mars czar and was then running the agency's Ames Research Center. The hedge-fund chief may be especially eager to attract Tesla given Howard Hughes' current challenges.com, Syfy, and The Weather Channel. Musk wanted to somehow grow a rose on the red planet, show it to the world and inspire school children, recalls Hubbard. "His real focus was having life on Mars," says Hubbard, a Stanford University professor who now chairs SpaceX's crew safety advisory panel. Read more : Musk is ostensibly seeking a new home for Tesla because officials in Alameda County, California, ordered the electric-car maker not to reopen its factory due to local lockdown measures. The big problem, Hubbard told him, was building a rocket affordable enough to go to Mars. Should the launch be postponed prior to the live event, ABC News Live and National Geographic will air the special on the new launch date determined by NASA and SpaceX. Less than a year later Space Exploration Technologies, called SpaceX, was born. NOW WATCH:.

There are many space companies and like all of them, SpaceX is designed for profit. But what's different is that behind that profit motive is a goal, which is simply to"Get Elon to Mars," McDowell says.3 billion purchase of the bulk of cable-and-studio assets from the former 21st Century Fox in March of 2019."By having that longer-term vision, that's pushed them to be more ambitious and really changed things." Everyone at SpaceX, from senior vice presidents to the barista who offers its in-house cappuccinos and FroYo,"will tell you they are working to make humans multi-planetary," says former SpaceX Director of Space Operations Garrett Reisman, an ex-astronaut now at the University of Southern California. Musk founded the company just before NASA ramped up the notion of commercial space.S.

Traditionally, private firms built things or provided services for NASA, which remained the boss and owned the equipment. The idea of bigger roles for private companies has been around for more than 50 years, but the market and technology weren't yet right. SpaceX: 'A child of NASA' NASA's two deadly space shuttle accidents – Challenger in 1986 and Columbia in 2003 – were pivotal, says W. But extending news coverage to other areas is something many TV companies are considering as their viewers increasingly migrate to streaming services for their favorite scripted dramas and comedies. Henry Lambright, a professor of public policy at Syracuse University. When Columbia disintegrated, NASA had to contemplate a post-space shuttle world.

That's where private companies came in, Lambright says. Tom Llamas. After Columbia, the agency focused on returning astronauts to the moon, but still had to get cargo and astronauts to the space station, says Sean O'Keefe, who was NASA's administrator at the time. A 2005 pilot project helped private companies develop ships to bring cargo to the station. SpaceX got some of that initial funding. The company's first three launches failed.

The company could have just as easily failed too, but NASA stuck by SpaceX and it started to pay off, Lambright says. "You can't explain SpaceX without really understanding how NASA really kind of nurtured it in the early days," Lambright says."In a way, SpaceX is kind of a child of NASA." Since 2010, NASA has spent $6 billion to help private companies get people into orbit, with SpaceX and Boeing the biggest recipients, says Phil McAlister, NASA's commercial spaceflight director. NASA plans to spend another $2.

5 billion to purchase 48 astronaut seats to the space station in 12 different flights, he says. At a little more than $50 million a ride, it's much cheaper than what NASA has paid Russia for flights to the station. Starting from scratch has given SpaceX an advantage over older firms and NASA that are stuck using legacy technology and infrastructure, O'Keefe says. And SpaceX tries to build everything itself, giving the firm more control, Reisman says. The company saves money by reusing rockets, and it has customers aside from NASA.

The California company now has 6,000 employees. Its workers are young, highly caffeinated and put in 60- to 90-hour weeks, Hubbard and Reisman say. They also embrace risk more than their NASA counterparts. .