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Elon Musk and his dream of interplanetary travel

Space X’s vision of a colony on Mars is a more realistic prospect after its successful launch this week

Space X’s vision of a colony on Mars

There can be no doubt that tech billionaire, Elon Musk, has his detractors.  The fact is that these detractors have no answer to the sheer audacity of what was accomplished from launch pad 39A at Cape Canaveral on Tuesday.
It is becoming even more likely now that the restless genius won’t rest until he plants a flag on Mars.

The Falcon Heavy lifts off from Cape Canaveral

Robert Zubrin, founder and president of the Mars Society, said:
“This is a revolution. The naysayers have been completely refuted. The moon is now within reach. Mars is now within reach. The moment is at hand to open the space frontier.”

Tuesday’s launch was flawless.  It was witnessed by the largest crowds the Cape has seen since the last flight of the Shuttle in 2011.  There was a great chance of the rocket exploding on take-off because it had never been tested in flight, but that didn’t happen.


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