Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, reiterated his calls to “nuke Mars” to prepare it for human colonization. | Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP
By CCN Markets: Billionaire Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, reiterated his calls to “nuke Mars!” on Twitter. It’s part of Musk’s previously announced proposal to prepare the red planet for human colonization.
While he has your attention, Musk joked that he plans to shill “Nuke Mars!” T-shirts soon.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 16, 2019
Musk has toyed with idea of nuking Mars for years
Musk’s starry-eyed tweet elicited hilarious responses from his followers. One woman presented a mock T-shirt for Musk’s consideration.
You’re welcome 👽! pic.twitter.com/KjSmGJphon
— Pauline 🚀 (@justpaulinelol) August 16, 2019
Another lady showed off her “Occupy Mars” heat-sensitive terraforming coffee mug.
— Renata Konkoly (@RenataKonkoly) August 16, 2019
One guy used a popular meme to illustrate Musk’s growing fascination with space.
— Pranay Pathole (@PPathole) August 16, 2019
Elon Musk: Here’s how you warm Mars up
While the notion of dropping nuclear bombs on Mars sounds outlandish, it’s actually an idea Musk first proposed in 2015 on Stephen Colbert’s talk show.
While discussing his ambition to colonize Mars, Musk said one way to warm up the planet to make it more habitable is to drop nuclear bombs on it.
After jokingly calling Mars a “fixer-upper of a planet,”