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Elon Musk plans colonizing Mars, establishing sustainable space city

Tesla's Elon Musk believes that within ten years, humans will land on the red planet (NASDAQ:TSLA)

| Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Jun 18, 2014 10:38 pm

Unless humans evacuate the planet and colonise Mars the species faces complete extinction, Tesla's Elon Musk suggested his company could be the one to do it.


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Speaking in an interview with CNBC, Musk said that not only should Mars be a long term goal, he believes the first people could land on the red planet in 10-12 years. "I think it's certainly possible for that to occur," Musk said, adding that this space colony should also be a "self-sustaining city" to "make life multi-planetary."


"We should be on a path to creating a self-sustaining civilization on Mars," Musk said. "It will ensure the continued existence of humanity and life as we know it if there is a calamity on Earth, and it will be the greatest adventure in history."


Tesla is working on a super powerful rocket, the Falcon Heavy, which it hopes will be capable of carrying humanity to other planets - and this is in addition to its work with satellites for commercial customers.


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