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Old November 28 2012, 08:18 PM   #14
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Re: Spacex CEO wants to co-build and fund huge Mars colony effort

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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.

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.
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