Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Elon Musk says there's a '70 percent' chance he'll move to Mars

Elon Musk: 70% Odds I'm Going to Mars
Kristen Harrington | 27 November, 2018, 15:32

He likened the expedition to journeying to the South Pole, as even once humans arrive on Mars they would spend all their time building habitats and struggling to survive.

During the interview, Musk compared the proposition to colonise Mars to explorer Ernest Shackleton's expeditions to Antarctica.

"I know exactly what to do", Musk said on the "Axios on HBO" program.

Elon Musk granted an interview with Axios and went on to shed a little light on both how close Tesla came to the brink of extinction as well as his own personal sacrifices he has made to avoid that eventuality.


Elon Musk likely to move to Mars despite 'good chance of death'

And despite the risks, Musk asserted that he would go without hesitation.

"There's lots of people who climb mountains", Musk added.

But Bill Nye - "The Science Guy" who you might have seen on Netflix, and who is also the CEO of The Planetary Society, a non-profit organisation based in the United States that advocates for space exploration, says it would be a tough sell as a Plan A. And once you get there, even after doing all this, it's a very harsh environment, so ... there's a good chance you die there.

"The company was bleeding money like insane, and if we didn't solve these problems in a very short period of time, we would die", Musk told the news service Axios in an interview aired Sunday on HBO. So ... there's a good chance you die there.

Chelsea interested in signing Andreas Pereira from Manchester United
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SpaceX aspires to send its first cargo mission to Mars in 2022, according to its website, with a manned mission targeted for 2024.

When the idea of Mars becoming an "escape hatch" for the rich was floated around by the host, the 47-year-old responded that the Red Planet will not likely be a holiday destination.

Space X's first rocket, the Starship, is already in development and Musk cited the acceleration of the project when announcing the company was dropping its dream of making its Falcon 9 rocket reusable. "They like doing it for the challenge".

Last week, the Washington Post reported that NASA will launch a safety review of SpaceX and Boeing, two companies it has contracted to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.

Verkhovna Rada approves introduction of martial law in Ukraine
Ukrainian lawmakers argue between each other during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Turkey, which is more focused on threats to the south emanating out of Syria, could be resistant, he said.

According to NASA, the review - which would also cover Boeing, another company interested in commercial space flights - is meant to make sure that both companies are "meeting NASA's requirements for workplace safety, including the adherence to a drug-free environment".

Elon Musk talked to Axios about his neuroscience and AI company Neuralink, which he hopes will achieve "symbiosis" between AI technology and humans.

Theresa May: Brexit deal will deliver for Wales' farmers
He said: "It is still not too late for the Prime Minister to change course". "My Government will always defend the interests of Spain".

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