Elon Musk about Space & SpaceX
Elon Musk has a clear vision on how humanity should approach outer space and planet Mars especially. His plans to get to Mars are known widely and many support him on this long journey. Artificial Intelligence also plays a role in this.
“There’s a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is trying to optimize their ass-covering.”
“Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.”
“I wonder how many dead one-planet civilizations are out there in the cosmos that never made it to the other planet and ultimately extinguished themselves or were destroyed by external factors. Probably a few.”
“If humanity is to become multi-planetary, the fundamental breakthrough that needs to occur in rocketry is a rapidly and completely reusable rocket … achieving it would be on a par with what the Wright brothers did. It’s the fundamental thing that’s necessary for humanity to become a space-faring civilization. America would never have been colonized if ships weren’t reusable.”
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“I think we have a duty to maintain the light of consciousness, to make sure it continues into the future”
“You need to live in a dome initially, but over time you could terraform Mars to look like Earth and eventually walk around outside without anything on... So it's a fixer-upper of a planet.”
“I think it would be great to be born on Earth and die on Mars. Just hopefully not at the point of impact.”
“My proceeds from the PayPal acquisition were $180 million. I put $100 million in SpaceX, $70m in Tesla, and $10m in Solar City. I had to borrow money for rent.”