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Musk creates solid plan to go to Mars

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced his plans to colonize Mars at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico.

In his keynote speech, Musk detailed the challenges he would have to surmount. Designing rockets that will be able to make multiple trips reliably and coordinating the launch schedule to colonize necessitating flights over the course of 40 to 100 years may prove to be the most difficult. Although the expected cost of the venture is $10 billion, Musk asserted that colonists would have to pay only $200,000 to get to Mars.

Discussion surrounding the colonization of Mars gripped the world’s imagination since Ray Bradbury and other like-minded science-fiction writers released their books. It is only the natural course of progress that Mars’ colonization moves from the pages of The Illustrated Man to the news section of The New York Times.

While Musk’s ambition is great, it is through the cooperation of the entire global community that his plan may become a reality. Affordable and efficient space travel could become the touchstone of the future, but it is something everyone must consider before shrugging off Musk’s plans. Though the price may seem high, the benefits of successfully colonizing Mars will eventually become worthwhile.

Bearcats advance in CUNYAC play despite disappointing Invite

Baruch hosts debate viewing, discussion panel