Creative agency Los Angeles Activist has put up a billboard outside SpaceX’s California headquarters that says “Mars Sucks.” It criticizes Musk’s plans for colonizing Mars and realizes that Earth must be a priority.
- Creative agency Activist put up a billboard that said “Mars Sucks” outside Space X’s California headquarters.
- So far, test flights from Starships have witnessed 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.
The plans of Space X and Tesla CEO Elon Musk to colonize Mars are not unknown to his followers. In 2016, Musk at a conference noted that the planned Interplanetary Transportation System (ITS) will be made to transport at least 100 people to Mars per flight. A self-sustaining colony on Mars is SpaceX’s vision within the next 50 to 100 years. So far, test flights from Starships have witnessed explosions, but Musk says SpaceX plans to carry an orbital flight by July. Starships are the reusable spacecraft built by the company in South Texas. Earlier this month, Musk wrote on Twitter, “Make life multi-planetary! #Mars.”
Not everyone seems to agree with Musk’s interplanetary plans and would rather focus on saving the earth. Creative agency Los Angeles Activist has put up a billboard outside SpaceX’s California headquarters that says “Mars Sucks.” “What’s not sucking? Earth. But the way we openly deal with it, shit, “the company explained on Twitter.” And then you dream of Mars. Hellhole. Barren, deserted, wasteland you can’t walk fast enough. Great, we got to Mars. Now let’s prioritize land. “
The billboard was placed outside the X Space campus before Earth Day, 2021, and expresses disappointment at Musk’s focus on Mars instead of restoring Earth. Musk believes that the Earth will lose its ability to accustom humans to climate change, asteroids or other disasters and that humans must survive the Earth. Colonizing Mars will help humans survive it, according to Musk. “About half of my money is intended to help troubles on Earth, and half to help establish a self-sustaining city on Mars to ensure the continuation of life (of all species) in case the Earth is hit by a meteor like dinosaurs or WW3 happens and we destroy ourselves, ”he tweeted in 2018.
Musk has also had his share of criticism when it comes to his plans to colonize Mars. Earlier this year, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders said, “Space travel is an exciting idea, but right now, we need to focus on Earth and create a progressive tax system so that children don’t go hungry, people don’t go homeless, and all Americans have a cure. of inequality in the United States is obscene and threatens our democracy. “Musk responded to Sanders by saying,” I am accumulating resources to help life on the planet and extend the light of consciousness to the stars. “
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in a podcast interview said he is not a Martian man and would rather spend his money on vaccines and directly address “humanity’s biggest challenges”. He also noticed that he was not inclined to buy a ticket to space. “No, I’m not a Martian. I know a lot of Martians. I don’t think rockets are the solution. But maybe I’m missing something there,” Gates said.