In the midst of Congressional hearings into UFO sightings, it’s not surprising that the world’s richest man is on the lookout for unusual visitors.
Tesla – Get Tesla Inc Report CEO Elon Musk discussed a variety of projects he’s working on during a wide-ranging interview this week at the All-In Summit in Miami.
He gave a detailed plans for his Starlink satellite communications system, as well as long-term goals for permanent human bases on the moon and Mars, reports The Street.
Musk’s SpaceX rockets recently completed back-to-back launches to add more satellites to the growing constellation in low-Earth orbit that he is assembling. The Starlink service is already available in more than a dozen countries, and it recently played an important role in Ukraine’s defense against Vladimir Putin’s invasion.
Updated satellites will provide even faster service, which will eventually be available all over the world. Profits from the Starlink system, Musk told the panelists, could be used to help fund the development of a permanent moon base. Musk outlined his vision of transforming humanity into a “spacefaring” civilization, arguing that the audacious goal would inspire young people to “find out what’s out there, what’s the meaning of life, and where the aliens are.” “Hopefully they’re friendly,” he added.
He speculated that the moon could house some “epic” telescopes used to search for alien life. To be sure, the serial entrepreneur admits, “I haven’t seen any evidence of aliens.” “I’ll be the first to tweet about it,” he added. If there are aliens, I will absolutely inform you.”
Musk speculated, “If we found aliens, SpaceX would probably get a ton more revenue.” This is because “people will be like, ‘Man! Aliens! We’d better upgrade our technology right away because what if they’re hostile?” Although Musk promotes the idea of humanity venturing into space as undeniably good, it remains to be seen whether the rest of the universe is prepared, or even interested, in dealing with such litigious and quarrelsome life.
Tesla shares fell to a new 2022 low on Friday, as CEO Elon Musk promised that the clean-energy carmaker’s fortunes were on his mind ’24/7,’ as the world’s richest man continues to be dogged by lurid headlines. The stock closed regular trading at $663.90, down 6.43 percent.