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In a reply to a tweet, Elon Musk said we will need to live in glass domes before terraforming Mars. Musk has previously suggested nuking the Martian poles to create a livable atmosphere. Musk wants to build a self-sufficient city on Mars and will need 1 million colonists to do so. (He also says they’ll likely die.)
Earlier this week, SpaceX founder Elon Musk explained on Twitter that in order to colonize Mars, we would have to support “life in glass domes at first” before we “eventually, terraformed [Mars] to support life, like Earth.”
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Musk, as has been well established, wants to realize his dream of making humans a multiplanetary species and build the first colony on Mars by 2050. To make the Red Planet habitable for life, Musk has previously suggested terraforming Mars by nuking the planet’s ice-capped poles. But now, perhaps after realizing such a plan would require nearly the entire world’s supply of nuclear warheads to accomplish, Musk is taking a more sensible approach to colonization.
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Musk continued in the same thread:
“Terraforming will be too slow to be relevant in our lifetime. However, we can establish a human base there in our lifetime. At least a future spacefaring civilization – discovering our ruins – will be impressed humans got that far.”
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