|
|
|
|
|
4th Shabanul Mujam 1436 | Saturday, May 23, 2015
Tid Bits

Small city to be built for vegetarians on Mars

Monday, 7 January 2013
Comments(0)
London, January 07:

Private space entrepreneur and billionaire co-founder of Paypal, Elon Musk is planning to build a small city on Mars for 80,000 space explorers - but only vegetarians are invited!

Musk, whose Falcon 9 rocket delivers Nasa cargo to the International Space Station, wants to construct a futuristic settlement on the red planet.

The new civilisation would run off sustainable technology and cater only to vegetarians, The Sun reported.
Speaking to the Royal Aeronautical Society, Musk, 41, revealed he had been waiting ten years to share his vision.
“Then it seemed ridiculous because there were no rockets, no infrastructure and Nasa was the only game in town - and it had no schedule for exploring Mars,” said the co-founder of Paypal, a global e-commerce business.

“But with my work, and many others working in the private sector, the mission is coming closer to reality,” he added.

“On Mars you can start a self-sustaining civilisation and grow it into something really big,” he said.
The 146-year-old Royal Aeronautical Society last November awarded Musk, who founded his third company SpaceX in 2002, a gold medal for his contribution to space exploration.

The California-based engineer has previously talked about sending the Mass Cargo Transport rocket - powered by liquid oxygen and methane, to Mars - carrying volunteers for about £3,00,000 a person.

One of America’s most respected private space entrepreneurs, Musk - worth about £1.25 billion - has admitted the challenges remain daunting. These include the dangers of deep-space radiation, bone-rot and toxic dust.
He recommends the size of the new society should be around 80,000 people.

“Too few, and the gene and culture pool dries up. Too many and you risk civil war,” he said.

Latest News

Seaplane trial held in Goa

The trial of a nine-seater seaplane was held in Goa by the state tourism department on Saturday. With the trial, Goa ...

Modi congratulates Jayalalithaa on becoming CM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa on a ...

Iraqi forces recapture IS-held town

Iraqi security forces and allied militias on Saturday retook control of a small town east of Ramadi, capital of Anbar province, after heavy ...

Related News

'Real hoot' man hires 'Harvard-educated' stuffed owl...

This Colorado Man is a real hoot as he took "Harvard-educated" stuffed owl to court as his defence a ...

Wife Reham reveals secrets behind Imran's 'unromantic' pr...

Reham Khan, the newly wedded wife of former Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan, has opened up about secr ...

Indian jailed in Singapore for taking upskirt videos of women

A 34-year-old Indian-origin man has been jailed for six months for taking upskirt videos of nearly 6 ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26960 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Should mercy killing be legalised in India?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, Telangana, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com