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Elon Musk Plans To Take Futuristic Noah’s Ark To Planet Mars
December 16, 2021
Scientists have ridiculed Elon Musk’s plan to take a ‘futuristic Noah’s Ark’ to Mars. They said the claim is little more than ‘a brilliant sound bite’ and the reality is centuries off and would be amazingly challengeable to accomplish.
50 year old Musk on Monday, told Time magazine that he had big plans for the next chapter of space travel after SpaceX’s Starship rockets land on Mars within the next five years.
‘The next really big thing is to build a self-sustaining city on Mars and bring the animals and creatures of Earth there,’ Musk said.
‘Sort of like a futuristic Noah’s ark. We’ll bring more than two, though – it’s a little weird if there’s only two.’
Musk has said over and over again that he desires to assist humans settle in Mars as the resources if the Earth diminishes and climate change gets worse.
‘The goal overall has been to make life multi-planetary and enable humanity to become a spacefaring civilization,’ Musk stated in the Time interview, where he elucidated he’s bringing animals and plants to the Red Planet.
Experts remain quizzical and were fast to point out the enormous challenges in nursing livestock on a planet without oxygen. The plan was hundreds of years away from fruition according to others.
A scientist based in Los Alamos in New Mexico, who is currently leading the SuperCam laser instrument on the Perseverance rover on Mars, Roger Wiens, a told DailyMail.com the idea was ‘a brilliant sound bite.’
‘Mars, with its CO2 atmosphere, might be a good place to grow plants if they are kept warm and watered, but it would be a terrible place to drop off animals, who need oxygen to breathe,’ he added.
‘Humans might be smart enough to don oxygen breathing systems, but would an animal be smart enough to adjust such a system if it was falling off its face? I don’t think so. We would end up with a lot of dead animals. Let’s try botanical gardens first.’
An astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Jonathan McDowell, was equally doubtful.
Naijagist.net learnt he told DailyMail.com it would likely take ‘multiple centuries’ until man was able to nurture animals on Mars.