Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species

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Elon Musk makes his case for why humans should be a multi-planetary species

Late last year, Elon Musk gave a talk at the 67th International Astronautical Congress outlining why he believes humans need to be a multi-planetary species, and how he plans to do it. Musk's talk, which you can watch here, has also been transcribed into this helpful document. This is a plain-language description of putting humans on Mars written by one of the leaders in the game. It's worth a read (or a watch).

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Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species
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Jesse is a passionate scientist, educator, and science communicator. As an assistant professor at York University in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, he teaches three classes: History of Astronomy, Introduction to Astronomy, and Exploring the Solar System. He frequently collaborates with the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and lends his expert voice to the Ingenium Channel. Jesse is an astrophysicist, and his research explores how super massive black holes evolve through time. Whether in the classroom, through social media, or on TV, he encourages conversations about how science and society intersect, and why science is relevant in our daily lives.