ELON Musk’s conspiracy to colonize other worlds may have been predicted by a German scientist 70 years ago.
Writing in his 1952 sci-fi novel Project Mars, engineer Wernher von Braun describes a man named Elon who rules the Red Planet.
An excerpt from the book – a fantastic plan for a human expedition to Mars – says that “a Martian government headed by ten men has been formed.”
These men worked under the direction of “elected by universal suffrage for five years under the name or title of Elon.”
Von Braun is one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century and a key figure in the development of missile technology in Nazi Germany.
After World War II, he was secretly transferred to the United States and became a pioneer in space technology for Nasa.
The Mars project may have been science fiction, but it involved scientific calculations of how humans could travel to Mars.
The ghostly prediction of the book was revealed a few years ago, but reappeared this week on social media.
In one passage, von Braun describes two chambers in Parliament that passed laws administered by Elon and his cabinet.
The upper house was called the Council of Elders and contained 60 people, each named for life by Elon himself.
Seventy years later, Elon Musk is one of a handful of billionaires who plan to colonize the Red Planet over the next few decades.
His company SpaceX recently became the first private equipment to launch NASA astronauts into space.
The 49-year-old Musk is open to his desire to explore other worlds, he wrote in a tweet yesterday that he wants to “make humanity a multiplanetary species.”
And while SpaceX’s reusable rockets have only reached Earth orbit so far, the California-based company says future vessels will travel much further.
Starship, a rocket currently being developed on site in Texas, is designed to reach the moon, Mars and beyond.
SpaceX plans to reach orbit with the vehicle in an unmanned test flight by 2022.
Billionaire Musk, who is also Tesla’s CEO, hopes to send a million people to Mars in his lifetime using a 1,000-fleet fleet of powerful rockets.
The final product will be 50 meters (50 meters) high and boasts six of SpaceX’s powerful Raptor engines.
According to SpaceX, the fiction will reach a speed of 15,000 miles per hour (25,000 km / h), making it the most powerful spacecraft in the world.
In a series of tweets last year, Musk outlined how his Starship plans would open up space travel for everyone, regardless of income.
“It must be such that everyone can go, if they want, with loans that can be provided to those who do not have money,” he wrote.
Musk’s plan includes building an extensive fleet of Starship vehicles, which includes a huge rocket covered by a bullet-shaped spacecraft.
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SpaceX says reusable rockets that can land and take off again make space travel more cost-effective, affordable and sustainable.
However, the team has a long way to go before it can conduct the first manned Starship flight.
Musk is focused on a cargo mission to Mars by 2022 and a manned flight to the Red Planet by 2024.
The Starship prototype recently completed its first successful test flight and landing, reaching 10 km altitude.
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ESA researchers believe they have spotted an angel on Mars.
And launched a satellite that can watch inside buildings at any time of day.
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