SpaceX founder Elon Musk speaks during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Sept. 27. Musk said he envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to Mars, ‘Battlestar Galactica’ style. He calls it the Mars Colonial fleet, and he says it could become reality within a century.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk speaks during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Sept. 27. Musk said he envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to Mars, ‘Battlestar Galactica’ style. He calls it the Mars Colonial fleet, and he says it could become reality within a century. Refugio Ruiz AP
SpaceX founder Elon Musk speaks during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Sept. 27. Musk said he envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to Mars, ‘Battlestar Galactica’ style. He calls it the Mars Colonial fleet, and he says it could become reality within a century. Refugio Ruiz AP

Mars, humanity and Elon Musk: Why can’t we boldly go?

October 05, 2016 05:00 AM