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Elon Musk to Launch 4,000 Satellites for Rural Internet?

Elon Musk Plans to Launch 4,000 Satellites for Rural Internet Access By 2020, Billionaire philanthropist and entrepreneur Elon Musk plans to launch around 4,000 satellites to bring internet access to the most remote areas on Earth, according to an FCC filing, Monday. Musk’s flotilla will launch through his company SpaceX into slow-moving low orbits of approximately 650 kilometers to improve issues of latency which other Satellite internet providers face. His eventual goal is to improve connections between Earth and sistering Mars colonization projects, but he’s facing some opposition. 21st Century Space Race? Fellow billionaire entreprenur-philanthropist Richard Branson of the Virgin and...

Elon Musk chats with CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert about the idea of terraforming Mars using a nuclear blast at the poles. (CBS) 2

Elon Musk Wants to Terraform Mars with Nuke

Elon Musk Wants to Terraform Mars with a Nuke Billionaire Elon Musk (SpaceX, Tesla Motors) appeared on the new Stephen Colbert CBS Late Show this week, discussing current ventures which led into talk of mankind’s potential future on Mars. He describes at first that humans would have to live in ‘clear domes’ but eventually, life outside in the Mars atmosphere could be made habitable through processes of terraforming it into an “Earthlike planet”. When asked how by Colbert, he replied, “You could warm it up.” According to Musk, there are two ways to achieve this, “The fast way, and the slow way… The...