SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s life purpose is to extend life to Mars. Since 2002 his aerospace company has been working to develop the technology to enable humans to explore the Solar System. Musk is investing most of his time and wealth to gift a second home planet to humanity.
He has accomplished becoming one of the world’s wealthiest individuals, according to reports. Musk surpassed Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s wealth combined, a Twitter user mentioned it and Musk responded –“Hopefully enough to extend life to Mars.” He previously said that helping pay for building the first settlement on the Martian surface is why he is 'accumulating assets on Earth.' "I am accumulating resources to help make life multiplanetary & extend the light of consciousness to the stars," he stated.
Hopefully enough to extend life to Mars— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 16, 2021
SpaceX is a leader in aerospace innovation, it became the first private company to return human spaceflight capabilities to the United States and is actively developing technology that will decrease the cost of spaceflight long-term in order to enable future generations to be able to afford visiting outer space in their lifetime. "That’s what I'm spending more of my time on… driving the development of Starship.” Starship's economics will make it possible to have a "self-sustaining city on Mars,” Musk said during the 2021 Code Conference in September.
“The moon is close so we might as well” have a colony there. “It’s practically right there,” he joked. The moon base is important because there's “a lot we could learn” about the “nature of the universe” if there was a science laboratory there. He added that it would be great for “people who want to experience going to orbit or going to the moon.”
NASA believes in SpaceX’s engineering talent, the agency awarded SpaceX a contract to return astronauts to the moon aboard a lunar-optimized Starship. SpaceX aims to enable a frequent human presence on the lunar surface. However, Musk sees the moon as a stepping stone, his sight is firmly set on colonizing the Red Planet.
During the 2021 Code Conference, Musk was asked why he wants people to go live on Mars? –“Stand back, step away from our ... squabbles and let's look at the big picture here,” he responded, “What set of actions can we take that maximize the set of actions we can take to ensure the future of humanity and consciousness is going to be good?”
“I think we should regard consciousness on Earth as delicate,” says Musk. “What actions can we do to ensure the scope and scale of consciousness expands?” SpaceX is working to develop Starship at the Starbase facility in Boca Chica Village, Texas. The company is preparing to conduct its first orbital flight test, possibly before this year ends. “If we want to understand what the universe is about and what's the meaning of life, we need to get out there,” he said.
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