Super-rich tech guru dreams of setting up permanent home on the Red Planet – but would anyone want to live there?
Elon Musk and his firm, SpaceX, made history yesterday after sending a reusable Falcon 9 rocket into the air and then landing it vertically back on Earth.
But this self-styled ” super villain ” doesn’t want to stop scrawling his name onto the annals of posterity just yet.
The billionaire has claimed that one of his future projects could involve building a city on Mars – an achievement which would make him one of the most famous humans of all time.
At a press conference held after the rocket landing, Musk discussed the possibility of putting settlers on the Red Planet.
“I think it really quite dramatically improves my confidence that a city on Mars is possible,” he said.
“That’s what all this is about.”
Musk has no shortage of ideas, but let’s hope he works through them all in a logical order.
He has also suggested dropping a nuclear bomb on the Red Planet , a decision which would hardly help to improve property prices in his Martian metropolis.
However, he hopes that nuking Mars could help to heat up its atmosphere and make the place a bit more suitable for human colonisation.
“It’s a fixer-upper of a planet,” he said.