'Multi-planet species': SpaceX founder would like to see humans colonise Mars

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Image from a quicklink Fresh off SpaceX's historic return from the International Space Station, company founder Elon Musk said Friday that he would like to see humans settle Mars and become a "multi-planet species"... "You guys are the magicians of the 21st century. Don't let anything hold you back," he said. "Imagination is the limit ... go out there and create some magic." Musk made headlines last month when SpaceX became the first private company to make a roundtrip supply run to the space station -- a task that had been dominated by governments. With NASA's space shuttle fleet retired, the space agency is outsourcing the job to private industry. SpaceX's unmanned Dragon capsule splashed into the Pacific on May 31 after a virtually flawless nine-day test flight that included docking with the multibillion-dollar orbiting outpost and delivering a load of food, clothing and equipment to the astronauts aboard.

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we've sure botched the job of colonizing Earth.... by Gentry L Rowsey on Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 6:08:52 AM
would like to see us colonize Earth properly first... by Daniel Geery on Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 6:01:03 PM