The revelation came after Mr Musk shared his thoughts on an interplanetary study of the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai. The tech tycoon has rejected speculation that the US government is in contact with aliens and hiding their existence from the public. He said: "There are people who think we have found aliens. Believe me, I would know: We are not.
"People ask me if I've been to Area 51. Okay, please. SpaceX actually has an area of 59 and is eight better than zone 51. "
Mr. Musk also talks about the importance of future Mars research missions, especially if something happens on Earth.
He said, "Not from Mars' point of view, it's just an escape hatch or because I think Earth is doomed, but since there is a definite irreducible probability that something will happen to Earth.
"In spite of our best intentions and everything we try to do, there is a likelihood of external forces or some internal unforeseen mistake that will lead to the destruction or weakening of civilization so that it can no longer be destroyed. spread over another planet. "
Mr. Musk does not deny the existence of extraterrestrial life, but he maintains the fact that we
Some scientists suggest that humanity is unable to detect extraterrestrial civilizations because of intelligent beings inevitably killing themselves or dying in natural disasters. before we become sophisticated enough to travel through space or send messages.
Mr Musk said: "I think we should not take it for granted that consciousness will continue because we have not met any aliens. [1
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Last week, SpaceX moved one step closer to achieving its goal of sending humans to Mars after a successful test flight last week on its prototype rocket.
The Starhopper is a prototype for upcoming Raptor engines that are designed for the SpaceX spacecraft, which Mr. Musk hopes to bring to Mars.
After a series of fake shots, the rocket exploded 150 meters into the air over the Gulf last T
The single-engine version of the SpaceX spacecraft was airborne for almost one minute.
He returned back to land with a soft landing on the Texas waterfront.
The flight of the rocket was broadcast live. from SpaceX and can be seen moving east to an adjacent landing platform.
Mr. Musk shared during the festivities, tweaking the success of his company.
He said, "Congratulations to the SpaceX team !!"