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RAMA November 28 2012 05:54 AM

Spacex CEO wants to co-build and fund huge Mars colony effort
 
http://www.space.com/18596-mars-colo...elon-musk.html

The techno-philanthropist/techno-entrepreneurs strike again. I'd like to see more of these potential government-industry efforts in space as well as on Earth for large science endeavors.

sojourner November 28 2012 06:43 AM

Re: Spacex CEO wants to co-build and fund huge Mars colony effort
 
Old news. We've known all along that Musk wanted to get to Mars. And philanthropist? really? He's hoping to charge $500,000 per seat.

Crazy Eddie November 28 2012 04:19 PM

Re: Spacex CEO wants to co-build and fund huge Mars colony effort
 
Yeah, he's really more of an entrepreneur than a philanthropist.

Robert Maxwell November 28 2012 04:50 PM

Re: Spacex CEO wants to co-build and fund huge Mars colony effort
 
80,000 people is about how many people on Earth have a net worth of $30 million or more.

iguana_tonante November 28 2012 05:02 PM

Re: Spacex CEO wants to co-build and fund huge Mars colony effort
 
Technophilanthropist? As is "genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist"?

Robert Maxwell November 28 2012 05:10 PM

Re: Spacex CEO wants to co-build and fund huge Mars colony effort
 
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iguana_tonante wrote: (Post 7316335)
Technophilanthropist? As is "genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist"?

Batman's sending us to Mars?

Blip November 28 2012 05:14 PM

Re: Spacex CEO wants to co-build and fund huge Mars colony effort
 
No. Tony Stark is. :P

iguana_tonante November 28 2012 05:35 PM

Re: Spacex CEO wants to co-build and fund huge Mars colony effort
 
As long as it isn't Eddard, I'm ok with it. It's cold on Mars.

RAMA November 28 2012 06:16 PM

Re: Spacex CEO wants to co-build and fund huge Mars colony effort
 
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sojourner wrote: (Post 7315006)
Old news. We've known all along that Musk wanted to get to Mars. And philanthropist? really? He's hoping to charge $500,000 per seat.


Actually you're right, I should have said techno-philanthropist/techno-entrepreneur..the new breed we are seeing who are bypassing the old ways of getting things done, that are accelerating our ideas of what is possible. I would never have suggested that these people didn't want to make any money at all!:techman:

RAMA November 28 2012 06:19 PM

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Robert Maxwell wrote: (Post 7316269)
80,000 people is about how many people on Earth have a net worth of $30 million or more.

The number of millionaires worldwide is increasing rapidly.

The 80,000 number is the amount they plan on sending per year according to Musk. The total needed would be in the millions for a colony.

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sojourner wrote: (Post 7315006)
Old news. We've known all along that Musk wanted to get to Mars. And philanthropist? really? He's hoping to charge $500,000 per seat.

It's not old news when its a co-gov't venture. We see someone who is motivated enough that realistically could make it happen, then people take notice.

RAMA

Robert Maxwell November 28 2012 06:35 PM

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RAMA wrote: (Post 7316551)
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Robert Maxwell wrote: (Post 7316269)
80,000 people is about how many people on Earth have a net worth of $30 million or more.

The number of millionaires worldwide is increasing rapidly.

The 80,000 number is the amount they plan on sending per year according to Musk. The total needed would be in the millions for a colony.

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sojourner wrote: (Post 7315006)
Old news. We've known all along that Musk wanted to get to Mars. And philanthropist? really? He's hoping to charge $500,000 per seat.

It's not old news when its a co-gov't venture. We see someone who is motivated enough that realistically could make it happen, then people take notice.

RAMA

At $500K a seat, he's not going to get "millions" on Mars in any reasonable timeframe (less than decades.)

RAMA November 28 2012 07:15 PM

Re: Spacex CEO wants to co-build and fund huge Mars colony effort
 
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Robert Maxwell wrote: (Post 7316614)
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RAMA wrote: (Post 7316551)
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Robert Maxwell wrote: (Post 7316269)
80,000 people is about how many people on Earth have a net worth of $30 million or more.

The number of millionaires worldwide is increasing rapidly.

The 80,000 number is the amount they plan on sending per year according to Musk. The total needed would be in the millions for a colony.

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sojourner wrote: (Post 7315006)
Old news. We've known all along that Musk wanted to get to Mars. And philanthropist? really? He's hoping to charge $500,000 per seat.

It's not old news when its a co-gov't venture. We see someone who is motivated enough that realistically could make it happen, then people take notice.

RAMA

At $500K a seat, he's not going to get "millions" on Mars in any reasonable timeframe (less than decades.)

The more common the trips/tech become the more the price will come down.

RAMA

Robert Maxwell November 28 2012 07:34 PM

Re: Spacex CEO wants to co-build and fund huge Mars colony effort
 
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RAMA wrote: (Post 7316758)
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Robert Maxwell wrote: (Post 7316614)
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RAMA wrote: (Post 7316551)

The number of millionaires worldwide is increasing rapidly.

The 80,000 number is the amount they plan on sending per year according to Musk. The total needed would be in the millions for a colony.



It's not old news when its a co-gov't venture. We see someone who is motivated enough that realistically could make it happen, then people take notice.

RAMA

At $500K a seat, he's not going to get "millions" on Mars in any reasonable timeframe (less than decades.)

The more common the trips/tech become the more the price will come down.

RAMA

But not to a level where average people can afford it, at least not within our lifetimes.

Crazy Eddie November 28 2012 08:18 PM

Re: Spacex CEO wants to co-build and fund huge Mars colony effort
 
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RAMA wrote: (Post 7316551)
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Robert Maxwell wrote: (Post 7316269)
80,000 people is about how many people on Earth have a net worth of $30 million or more.

The number of millionaires worldwide is increasing rapidly.

The 80,000 number is the amount they plan on sending per year according to Musk.

It's not "per year" though, that's his upper limit for the colony itself. With anything resembling realistic technology, it would take upwards of ten years to transport that number of people to Mars, even before accounting for returns and deaths.

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It's not old news when its a co-gov't venture.
I think you mean to say it WON'T be old news when it's a co-government venture. It isn't yet, and won't be for a long time.

RAMA November 28 2012 08:39 PM

Re: Spacex CEO wants to co-build and fund huge Mars colony effort
 
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newtype_alpha wrote: (Post 7316998)
It's not "per year" though, that's his upper limit for the colony itself. With anything resembling realistic technology, it would take upwards of ten years to transport that number of people to Mars, even before accounting for returns and deaths.


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Millions of people needed for Mars colony, so 80k+ would just be the number moving to Mars per year
https://twitter.com/elonmusk

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It's not old news when its a co-gov't venture. I think you mean to say it WON'T be old news when it's a co-government venture. It isn't yet, and won't be for a long time.
yup


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