A creative agency from Los Angeles, Activista, installed a notice board outside SpaceX’s California headquarters that reads “Mars Sucks.” He criticizes Musk’s plans on colonizing Mars and states that the earth should be prioritized.
- Creative agency Activista installed a notice board that said: “Mars Sucks” outside Space X’s headquarters in California.
- So far, Starship’s test flights have been witnessing explosions, but Musk says SpaceX plans to carry an orbital flight by July.
- A self-sustaining colony on Mars is SpaceX’s vision within the next 50 to 100 years.
Space X and Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk’s plans to colonize Mars are unknown to his followers. Back in 2016, Musk at a conference had stated that the planned InterplanetaryTransport System (ITS) will be made to transport at least 100 people to Mars. A self-sustaining colony on Mars is SpaceX’s vision within the next 50 to 100 years. So far, Starship’s test flights have been witnessing explosions, but Musk says SpaceX plans to carry an orbital flight by July. Starships are the reusable spacecraft being built by the company in South Texas. Earlier this month, Musk wrote on Twitter, “Making life multi-planetary! #Mars. “
It seems that not everyone agrees with Musk’s interplanetary plans and would rather focus on saving the earth. A creative agency from Los Angeles, Activista, installed a notice board outside SpaceX’s California headquarters that reads “Mars Sucks.” “What doesn’t suck? Ground. But the way we treat it really, really sucks, ”the company explained on Twitter. “And then, you dream of Mars. Hole of hell. A barren, desolate wasteland that you can’t get to quickly enough. Great, we arrived at Mars. Now, let’s prioritize the earth. ”
The notice board was installed outside the Space X campus before Earth Day, 2021, and expresses disappointment at Musk’s focus on Mars rather than Earth recovery. Musk believes that the Earth will lose its ability to inhabit humans because of climate change, asteroids, or other galamas and that humans should be able to overpower the earth. The colonization of Mars will help humans defeat it, according to Musk. “About half my money is intended to help problems on Earth, and half to help set up a self-sufficient city on Mars to ensure the continuity of life (of all species) in case the Earth is hit by a meteor like the dinosaurs or WW3 is happening and we’re destroying ourselves, ”he tweeted in 2018.
Musk has also had his share of critics over his plans colonizing Mars. Earlier this year, US Senator Bernie Sanders said, “Space travel is an exciting idea, but for now, we need to focus on the Earth and create a progressive tax system so that children are not hungry, people are not homeless and all Americans get health care. The level of inequality in America is humiliating and a threat to our democracy. “Musk responded to Sanders saying,” I am pooling resources to help make life multi-planetary and extend the light of consciousness to the stars. “
Microsoft’s co-founder, Bill Gates, in a podcast interview had said that he is not a Mars person and would rather spend his money on vaccines and tackle “humanity’s greatest challenges” directly. He had also indicated that he does not want to buy a ticket to the space. “No, I’m not a Mars person. I know a lot of Mars people. I don’t think rockets are the answer. But I might be missing something there,” Gates had said.