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Elon Musk’s plan to accelerate making humans a multiplanetary species

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I just finished watching Elon Musk unveils Mars colonization plan, and it is one of the most impressive things I have seen.

As the man explained, there is a list of technical challenges that must be overcome, but progress so far has been promising. Establishing self-sustaining colony on Mars could be done in our lifetime.

Date: 27 September 2016
Elon Musk is 45 years old

Why start with Mars? It is easiest to go from the 3rd rock to the 4th, and conditions are workable.

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Here is the 4-points-plan to bring down the cost-per-passenger by 50,000 times. He went into details on each of these.

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there are windows to make the vogage every 26 months (due to mars and earth orbits), and trips last an average of 4 months. That is longer that it used to take us across the Atlantic by boat, but manageable.

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SpaceX’s 1-2 years iteration, like rockets are mobile phones

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