What’s Up Elon: Who is Musk’s Inspiration Person, First people on Mars and Big Falcon Rocket 2019 Launch

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Speaking during a Q&A session at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, the SpaceX founder Elon Musk his plans to colonize Mars and explained what it will be like to be the pioneers on the red frontier.

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First people on Mars

According to Musk, there’s a misconception that a base on Mars will serve as “an escape hatch for rich people.”

“It wasn’t that at all,” Musk said of his colonization vision. “For the people who go to Mars, it’ll be far more dangerous. It kind of reads like Shackleton’s ad for Antarctic explorers. ‘Difficult, dangerous, good chance you’ll die. Excitement for those who survive. That kind of thing.”

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Source: Suzanne Cordeiro/REX/Shutterstock

When we’ll reach the Red Planet?

Musk also surprised the audience when he said SpaceX plans to begin making short trips back and forth to Mars in the first half of 2019.

Plan B for humanity

In general, Musk wants to put 1 million people on the planet as a sort of Plan B society in case nuclear war wipes out the human race.

In the event of nuclear devastation, Musk said, “we want to make sure there’s enough of a seed of civilization somewhere else to bring civilization back and perhaps shorten the length of the dark ages. I think that’s why it’s important to get a self-sustaining base, ideally on Mars, because it’s more likely to survive than a moon base.”

“I think it’s unlikely that we will never have another world war,” Musk said.

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Source: SpaceX

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“Kanye West inspires me”

Elon likes jokes and irony as well as he loves to share the details about his life.

During the session, he was asked: “Everyone in this room is inspired by you, who are you inspired by?”

“Well, Kanye West obviously,” he said, adding the dancer Fred Astaire to the list, saying “you should see my dance moves”.

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Source: Twitter

Falcon Heavy & Starman

Moreover, SpaceX and ‘Westworld’ creators made a Falcon Heavy short film filled with David Bowie songs.

Elon Musk has posted the video, Falcon Heavy and Starman, in two parts on YouTube.

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What’s Up Elon Musk: Who is Musk’s Inspiration Person, Life on Mars and Big Falcon Rocket 2019 Launch
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Speaking during a Q&A session at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, the SpaceX founder Elon Musk revealed his plans to colonize Mars and explained what it will be like to be the pioneers on the red frontier.
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