Space X CEO on The Daily Show: Let's Colonize Mars

Space X CEO, Tesla CEO, and Paypal founder Elon Musk made an appearance on The Daily Show last night, where he discussed the bold ambition of developing sustained life on another planet. Jon Stewart was like an excited child, asking Musk if he is indeed one of the X-Men.

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Space X is currently testing its Dragon spacecraft, which will travel to the International Space Station. Needless to say, they're a long way off from achieving interplanetary space flight, but its nice to see an entrepreneur dreaming big. Head to the Daily Show's website to watch the full interview. [The Daily Show]

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deejayforte
Deejay Forte

I hate to be that guy and since this topic is beaten to death on iO9/Gizmodo- but Mars is a dead planet. While it may contain trace amounts of solidified water- the planet as a whole would take an untimely amount of time to terraform. Mars could be a checkpoint- but I would think moons like Titan or Europa would be more suitable for terraforming.

I genuinely appreciate his ambition though. I wholeheartedly agree in pursuing interests in the final frontier.