Musk Reads: How SpaceX could reach Mars before 2030

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Crew Dragon offers views of Earth and Robert Zubrin calls for developing the asteroid belt. Could Starlink work with an RV? It’s Musk Reads: SpaceX Edition #181.A version of this article appeared in the “Musk Reads” newsletter. Sign up for free here.Musk quote of the week“September sounds about right”SpaceXSpaceX could collaborate with NASA and send humans to Mars before 2030, Robert Zubrin declared last week. Zubrin, the founder of the Mars Society, is credited with inspiring Musk to set his sights on Mars. During a Reddit “ask me anything” session, Zubrin responded to a question from user “jared_number_two” about when the first human landing could take place:“Before 2030. SpaceX will do it, with NASA collaborating. If Starship is flying regularly to LEO by 2024, the next president will ask his or her advisors: Can wee [sic] get to Mars before the end of my second term. The answer will be yes. so then it will happen. By making the mission practical, SpaceX will make it sellable.”Zubrin also wrote that he wanted to encourage “more Elon Musks” to take up the cause and defend the vision for Mars in the public sphere. After colonizing Mars, Zubrin …

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