Billionaire entrepreneur & SpaceX Founder Elon Musk on Twitter said world’s richest man & Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ plan to build space colonies housing a trillion people “makes no sense”. “To grow the colony, you’d have to transport vast amounts of mass from planets/moons/asteroids. Would be like trying to build the US in middle of Atlantic Ocean,” Musk added.
San Francisco: SpaceX founder [E]lon Musk has mocked Blue Origin founder [J]eff Bezos’ moon plans saying they make no sense. Amazon CEO Bezos had described his vision of humans living on miles-long, orbiting space stations called “O’Neill colonies”, named after physicist Gerard O’Neill, who first floated the concept.
“Makes no sense. In order to grow the colony, you’d have to transport vast amounts of mass from planets/moons/asteroids. Would be like trying to build the US in the middle of the [A]tlantic Ocean,” Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla, tweeted.
The remark comes after Bezos attended a conference in [W]ashington where he discussed his ambitious roadmap for Blue Origin to create a “sustained human presence” – housing up to a trillion people – on the Moon, the report added.
Earlier in May, Bezos unveiled a new Moon-lander called “Blue Moon” after three years of development, along with a smaller rover at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre. “We must return to the Moon – this time to stay. We’re ready to support [@NASA] in getting there by 2024 with #bluemoon,” Blue Origin had tweeted.