Elon Musk’s plans to colonize Mars just got a shot in the arm, as Italian researchers announced the discovery of multiple bodies of liquid water under the ice caps of its south pole – meaning the red planet could support life.
Elon Musk has heralded SpaceX’s planned expedition to Mars, saying the mooted colony will be “glorious,” if the mission succeeds. However, the billionaire admitted that there’s a “good chance” the first settlers will die.
The latest successful rocket test by SpaceX could mean we’ll see humans on Mars in the next decade, funded by private entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. But will they take charge of the newly conquered Red Planet too?
An attempt by Twitter to promote Thursday’s mission to Mars liftoff from Florida didn’t exactly go as planned, as people either showed they had no idea about the upcoming event or were only interested in trolling.
The US is planning to construct nuclear reactors for use on the Moon and on Mars that would allow humans to inhabit them for long periods of time – and it’s asking for help from the private sector to do it.