What Will SpaceX Do When They Get To Mars?
In a late-night tweet last summer, billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk outlined perhaps his most audacious ? not to say Bond villain-esque ? plan to date. That plan? ?Nuke Mars!?
Was it a joke? Perhaps. It certainly sold a few t-shirts. But bear in mind Musk had already floated the idea of detonating a thermonuclear device on Mars, on television, some four years before. And whether or not you take him at his word, it?s certainly worth exploring his company SpaceX and it?s ambition to colonise the red planet. So today we?re asking the question: what will SpaceX do when they arrive to Mars?
First up, let?s ponder how serious Elon Musk actually is about getting to Mars. The simple answer is, he?s very serious. While the billionaire?s most famous venture is probably electric car giant Tesla, his rocket company SpaceX was founded all the way back in 2002, with the express vision of bringing down the cost of travelling to Mars.
Will SpaceX Nuke Mars?