‘Not Out of the Question’: Elon Musk Tweets Hope for Uncrewed Mission to Mars in 2024
CC0Tech01:47 GMT 07.05.2021Get short URLby MariTi Blaise Lovell2
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SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has since the start of his career held hopes of sustaining human life on Mars while increasingly exploring the expansion of human consciousness. In 2002, he launched his efforts through an aerospace company with realized ambitions to colonize Mars.
Musk, who dreams of settling on the red planet, took to Twitter on Thursday to say that launching an uncrewed flight mission in 2024 was “not out of the question.”
At the time, Musk had been responding to a variety of questions via a Twitter thread about the expected launch date of his mission to Mars.
Musk has a history of being a social media influencer with regards to space, crypto-currency and other futuristic investments. Despite the backlash related to a few of his Twitter posts, some netizens are rooting for Musk and his space ambitions.
Musk mentioned in 2020 that he was “80% to 90%” confident that the company’s Starship rocket would reach orbit this year. However, that estimation is likely to change as the prototype projection only recently managed launch and land successfully.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced in 2019 that 2024 would be the year in which astronauts would return to the Earth’s rocky lunar satellite.