Pack Your Bags, Elon Musk Says We're Going To Colonize Mars

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Depending on your perspective, billionaire Elon Musk is equal parts Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs, a weird futuristic space villain, a crackpot, a genius, or a guy whose last name smells like a clothing store with nothing but shirtless male model posters on the walls. However you see (or smell) him, he’s always good for some intriguing ideas. His latest thoughts on Mars have since raised quite a few eyebrows.

In December 2015, his SpaceX was the first company to send a reusable Falcon 9 rocket into the air and landing it vertically back home. From this concept, he says we can go much further.

"I think it really quite dramatically improves my confidence that a city on Mars is possible. That's what all of this is about."

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This isn’t his first proclamation concerning a grand idea of his connected to the red planet. He has also said that we should nuke the planet in order to heat it up and make it more habitable for humans.

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He said "It's a fixer-upper of a planet.” Sounds like a bad episode of Home Improvement.

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Feel free to assume at this point he removed his mask from behind closed doors to reveal that he's actually Montgomery J. Burns.

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Musk isn’t alone in the idea of colonizing Mars of course. There are countless scientific and not-so-scientific theories floating around, but let's first examine what pop culture icons have said about outer space and Mars in general.

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Elton John once sang “Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids. In fact it’s cold as hell.” See, what if you want to have kids on Mars?!

David Bowie asks us “Is There Life on Mars?” We don't know!

It's gotta be the shoes.

Probably the most famous Martian of all time is named Marvin, and let’s face it, the guy is cool. Look at what he can do...even though he's evil as all hell.

Perhaps the most poetic of all, and certainly among the more groundbreaking, came from visionary author Ray Bradbury, whose “The Martian Chronicles” remains a cornerstone of science fiction. Among its many insights is the “we” (the humans who colonize Mars) are the Martians.

From there, it’s a direct link to Jason Bourne (whoops, Matt Damon) getting lost up there and growing potatoes on his poop. (Not to be confused with McDonald’s, which uses lots of potatoes and some of their food tastes like poop.)

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In short, it's up to you if you want to go to Mars. Don't let Elon Musk tell you what to do because, frankly, after watching the 1986 film Space Camp, outer space looks nothing short of terrifying to us. We'll stick with the odds here on Earth for now.

Source: Mirror