Tesla, SpaceX CEO says 'nuking' mars would make red planet habitable in appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
September 15, 2015
by PLANT Staff
NEW YORK — Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last week and caused quite a stir when he suggested dropping nuclear bombs on mars to make the red planet habitable for humans, while touching on the future of rocket travel and Tesla’s really creepy “snakebot” electric car charger.
Mars, which Musk called a fixer-upper of a planet in the interview, says the planet must first be warmed up to make it habitable for humans, and he suggested two ways of doing so: by generating greenhouse gases to trap heat – the slow method – or by dropping a couple of thermonuclear weapons near the poles – Musk’s fast method.
Musk, who is really the closest comparison to a real-life Tony Stark from the Ironman comic book series anyone’s ever seen, is well known for his big thinking and grandiose ideas, many of which he has made a reality. Nuking Mars, however, is unlikely on the minds of NASA scientists trying to uncover how mankind could finally step foot on the red planet.
Check out the full interview in the video below.