Elon Musk's plan to make people an interplanetary species

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Futurist entrepreneur Elon Musk says humanity has only one alternative to inevitable extinction here on Earth: the colonization of outer space and other planets. He says we can get to Mars in less than 10 years.


Elon Musk is a well-known entrepreneur whose projects include electric cars and reusable space rockets. Yesterday, at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, he told an audience that human species has only two alternatives. The first is inevitable extinction by one means or another here on Earth. Astrophysicist Ian O’Neill, senior producer for space at Discovery News, expounds on the other alternative.

Credits

Guest:
Ian O'Neill - astrophysicist and science writer - @astroengine

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Jenny Hamel