Tuesday, January 6, 2009

SpaceX entrepreneur Elon Musk: Forget the bungalow, retire to Mars

Forget the Bungalow, Retire to Mars

Elon Musk, the tycoon behind PayPal, Tesla electric cars and the rocket company SpaceX, tells Mark Harris his next goal is to put life on the red planet.

The Sunday Times (London)
January 4, 2009

When someone looks you in the eye and tells you he’s planning a supersonic electric plane and a retirement community on Mars, it can be hard to take him seriously.

It gets a little easier when you realise he is worth more than $325m (£223m), owns the world’s most successful electric sports car company, has put a rocket into orbit and was hired by Nasa last month to help it keep the International Space Station supplied. ...

Read the entire article in The Sunday Times.

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