Elon Musk’s ideological modus operandi has always been to make humanity an interplanetary species. So today, at International Astronautical Congress (IAC), he has unveiled his vision on how this is going to happen. And it’s on a truly grand scale. Read More
This is something I’ve given quite a bit of thought to, as one does. My second Colony Mars book is nearing completion and I’m now pondering the third in the series. Read More
Jose Fernandez is responsible for designing costumes in Batman v Superman, Oblivion, Tron: Legacy, The Avengers, Iron Man, Jupiter Ascending, and quite a few others. So when Elon Musk went looking for a designer, he went knocking on Jose’s door. Read More
Here’s a high-definition video of SpaceX’s fourth attempt to return the main rocket and land it on a drone ship. This time it worked, so what does all this mean? Read More
Blue Origin, the start-up space company that Bezos is involved in, has successfully launched the New Shepard rocket. What’s more, they managed to land the main stage back on earth. This is something SpaceX has tried to do for a while, with no success. Read More
Ok, in a recent interview with Mr. Musk he eventually gets on to the subject of Mars and regards it as “a fixer upper of a planet.” It can be made more like Earth if it can be made hotter. He goes on to explain that there’s the slow way and then there’s the short cut – which is much more interesting. Read More
There’s no secret in Elon Musk’s fascination for Mars. It’s what inspired him to set up SapceX in the first place, after failing to buy a rocket from the Russians. The story goes that he wanted to send a few plants up to the red planet and…. well, the sale negotiations didn’t work out as hoped. Undeterred our hero set about building his own rocket and the rest, as they say, is history.
Although SpaceX is now focused on delivering supplies, and soon, astronauts to the ISS , Musk still harbours dreams of Mars. So it’s no surprise when he released these gorgeous reto-style travel posters… even if they are somewhat ‘rose tinted‘.