Why Elon Musk is so dead-set on colonizing Mars

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SpaceX boss Elon Musk has been a proponent of Mars colonization for many years now.
He has several reasons for wanting to pursue the dream of setting up shop on the Red Planet, and one of the big ones is as a “life insurance policy.”
We don’t yet have the technology to send crewed missions to Mars, let alone set up a settlement there.

In case you hadn’t noticed, SpaceX boss Elon Musk is completely convinced that sending humans to Mars should be the next big leap when it comes to space exploration. However, unlike NASA and other scientific groups around the globe, Musk sees a future where trips to Mars aren’t just for scientific research, but rather to set up permanent residence on the Red Planet.

You don’t have to be an astronomer to realize that sending humans to another planet will be incredibly difficult. In fact, we don’t have the technology to even consider doing so at the moment. Still, Musk is confident that we’ll get there sooner rather than later, and he recently opened up a bit about why he’s so intent on making it happen.

As CNN reports, Musk …

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