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Elon Musk Lays Out Vision for Expanded Mars Settlement (YouTube)

posted Nov 27, 2012, 3:25 PM by M Stoltz   [ updated Nov 27, 2012, 3:27 PM ]
SpaceX Founder and CEO Elon Musk was the guest of honor at the United Kingdom's Royal Aeronautical Society on November 16, 2012 and presented a
lecture entitled "SpaceX and the Future of Space Exploration."  
During the talk, Mr. Musk said, "Some money has to be spent on establishing a base on Mars.  It’s about getting the basic fundamentals in place.  That was true of the English colonies [in the Americas]; it took a significant expense to get things started. But once there are regular Mars flights, you can get the cost down to half a million dollars for someone to move to Mars. Then I think there are enough people who would buy that to have it be a reasonable business case."

To watch the entire Musk address, please click here.

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