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 Rogerson, PhD

As a passionate science communicator, Jesse Rogerson loves promoting science literacy to the public. He frequently represents the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on television and radio, social media, and at conferences. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.