Monthly Archives: January 2017

Something is out there – Space-exploration, Mars and Humanity’s Backup-Plan

Kate Prendergast By 2022, manned flight to Mars will begin. Such is the bold claim of Elon Musk, the billion-dollar entrepreneur who in 2002, turned his attention and sizeable fortune to space exploration with the founding of his privately-owned company SpaceX. Revealed in September last year at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico, Musk’s grand plan …