Monday, October 24, 2016
Elon Musk: Mars Will Be Populated Using Mining Robots, Glass Domes
Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of SpaceX, Tesla Motors, and SolarCity, provided more details on his plans for a Mars mission on Reddit over the weekend, answering dozens of questions presented to him by the site's users. Among new details, Musk said that the initial plan is to build geodesic domes on the surface of Mars, using glass panes with carbon fiber frames, and that the plan is to create an army of mining and tunneling droids to build space into the surface of Mars. Musk announced his plans to make humans an "interplanetary species" in September.