“Musk’s plans to colonize Mars are a dangerous illusion,” warns British astronomer Martin Rees – VTM.cz

“Musk’s plans to colonize Mars are a dangerous illusion,” warns British astronomer Martin Rees – VTM.cz
“Musk’s plans to colonize Mars are a dangerous illusion,” warns British astronomer Martin Rees – VTM.cz
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Elon Musk has made it known in the past that he would like to have a million people on Mars by 2050 – with his ex-girlfriend Grimes likely to be one of those colonizers.

However, renowned astrophysicist and member of the Royal Households of the United Kingdom, Martin Rees, described the plans as a “dangerous illusion”.

“I don’t think it’s realistic. We have to solve these problems here on Earth. Dealing with climate change on Earth is a piece of cake compared to making Mars habitable. So I don’t think we should consider it a long-term goal at all,” he stated.

A few crazy pioneers

“I think there may be a few crazy pioneers living on Mars, just as humans live at the South Pole, for example, although it is much less hospitable than the South Pole. But the idea of ​​mass migration to avoid Earth’s problems, which he and several other space enthusiasts have embraced, I think is a dangerous illusion,” he added.

Rees also described Elon as an extraordinary person who nonetheless has “a bit of a strange personality” — a response to Musk’s increasingly erratic behavior.

The fact that, according to Reese, space research should only be paid for from private sources deserves a separate mention. “Only people with a really big appetite for risk should go into space, and they should be financed privately, not out of the pockets of the rest of us,” he said. In that case, of course, cooperation between SpaceX and NASA, for example, would not be possible.

The article is in Czech

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