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How (and Why) SpaceX Will Colonize Mars — Wait But Why

How (and Why) SpaceX Will Colonize Mars — Wait But Why

By View All Posts Tim Urban

___________ContentsPart 1: The Story of Humans and SpacePart 2: Musk’s MissionPart 3: How to Colonize Mars→ Phase 1: Figure out how to put things into space→ Phase 2: Revolutionize the cost of space travel→ Phase 3: Colonize MarsA SpaceX Future2365 AD, GanymedeOne more day until departure. Many more people on the moon, a permanent moon base, people on Mars, and beyond. A small percentage of other satellites are in medium Earth orbit (MEO), which is everything in between LEO and GEO. Earth space agencies track about 17,000 objects in space, only 7% of which are active satellites. That’s why each and every manned mission of the past four decades has kept within the thin blanket of space surrounding the Earth—Low Earth Orbit.