Elon Musk has never made any qualms about his goals for private space firm SpaceX: He wants to get to Mars, and he’ll pretty much do it with or without NASA’s help. Now he’s opened up a bit more about the plan to make it happen.
Renowned billionaire Elon Musk recently had a closed-door meeting at the Pentagon, and now the SpaceX founder has offered up a hint at what could’ve been on the agenda. He seems to just be embracing the Tony Stark comparisons at this point.
Elon Musk is already gearing up to reach Mars with his Dragon spacecraft program (unmanned initially, of course), and now he’s tapped a legendary sci-fi designer to develop the SpaceX suits explorers will actually be wearing on the Red Planet.
The technical focus might be on getting to Mars, but SpaceX founder Elon Musk is already thinking a few dozen steps in advance. Namely: He wants to plant two short-term suns on the Red Planet to help with the terraforming.
When he’s not busy trying to colonize Mars with SpaceX, billionaire Elon Musk is also trying to save the world with his electric car company Tesla. The latest model might just be the coolest car ever conceived.