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SpaceX's Elon Musk is set to announce plans for colonizing Mars

SpaceX's Elon Musk is set to announce plans for colonizing Mars

As if he doesn’t have enough on his plate with solving the mystery of an exploding rocket and tweaking Tesla’s driver-assistance software, SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk will discuss plans for colonizing Mars at a space conference in Mexico on Tuesday.

In a highly-anticipated speech titled “Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species” at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Musk is expected to, among other things, describe the large rocket that will one day take humans to Mars.

Once called the Mars Colonial Transporter, Musk tweeted earlier this month that the rocket “can go well beyond Mars, so will need a new name.”...

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