SpaceX Plans to Colonize Mars

Tony Stark Elon Musk has announced SpaceX’s big plans for getting a human colony set up on Mars, perhaps sometime mid-century or so if everything pans out. That’s some pretty big ambitions, and it’s risky too, but ambition and risk are two things humanity must have in abundance if we are ever going to get the Mars (well, that and gobs of money). You can read more about it on Phil Plait’s blog, or just check out the videos below.

The first video here is SpaceX’s promo video, which is heavy on the CGI and low on the specifics, but still very cool.

And this is the 1.5 hour presentation that Elon Musk gave. Start at the 22 minute mark if the video doesn’t start there automatically.

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