Elon Musks company SpaceX is said to have hosted a secret Mars workshop meeting last week in Boulder, Colorado. The meeting, which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, focused on discussing plans that could be cemented to bring people to Mars and set up an outpost there.
According to Business Insider who attended the special session on colonizing Mars were invited to participate in "active discussions about what is needed to enable such missions".
SpaceX is said to have invited around 60 leading engineers and scientists to the Mars Workshop meeting, but asked them to comment on the plan and its involvement as quietly as possible, and the details of this workshop only came out after Eric Berger of Ars Technica had reported about it.
While various people from NASA's Mars exploration program attended the meeting, details are known. It is unknown who actually was present.
The workshop is said to have been "the first meeting of this magnitude" that SpaceX has held so far, and it's all in k The company's vision of bringing the first humans to Mars in 2024 and finally colonizing the Red Planet, really makes us an interplanetary species.
The "Mars Workshop" could be the first large-scale attempt by SpaceX After the valuable opinions and advice of scientists and engineers, the company has determined that "we regularly meet a variety of experts regarding our missions to Mars" and that their colonization plans are an ongoing work.
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As D. Marshall Porterfield of NASA explained, there is already technology to send spacecraft to Mars and spend decades there hold. However, SpaceX and scientists are currently exploring logistics to bring people safely to Mars and build a sustainable colony that will thrive in the future. By bringing together top scientists and engineers from around the world in such a meeting, the greatest minds of our time will be able to work out how best to achieve this.
"We already have the technology to build rockets and land vehicles on Mars, which we've been doing for decades, the main obstacle is the human factor, if you really want to land a person on Mars, you have to feed them, well
Earlier this year, Elon Musk said he still felt "quite optimistic" about his company's plans to land and colonize people on Mars, and to describe how the beginning of the new colony would be to first build the necessary infrastructure that people would need to survive on the Red Planet. After that, everything is open and opportunities open up to intrepid explorers and entrepreneurs alike.
"It will build only the most elemental infrastructure, just a base to create propellant gas, a power plant, an explosive dome in which to grow crops – all kinds of foundations without which one can not survive – and then it really becomes an explosion of entrepreneurial opportunities, because Mars needs everything from iron foundries to pizza ovens, and I think Mars should have really good bars: the Mars Bar. "
With the first unmanned Mars mission in 2022, Elon Musks means SpaceX Clearly business and the Mars workshop held last week is another step in the adventurous plans to colonize Mars and make people interplanetary.