Elon Musk and Ambition

Elon Musk has proven to be quite the eccentric entrepreneur. First, he release a flamethrower to the public. While small, this amazingly legal product was nothing more than a publicity stunt. Now average people have access to mini flamethrowers. However, Musk is not done with his crazy ambition, as I found out it a New York Times article this week. Here is the url, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/06/science/falcon-heavy-spacex-launch.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news. This article talks about Musk’s space program. Back in 2011 he made his desire to make commercial space travel a reality known. Now as of Tuesday, his has sent his first rocket into space successfully. I find this absolutely crazy. This is the first time that a ship has been sent into space by a privately owned business and not a government. Musk’s ultimate goal is to put people on Mars, an ambition that was given up by NASA. As I said, the man is nothing if not eccentric. However, I find his proposition intriguing to say the least. The idea that people could be on Mars seems more probable considering that, not only did Musk back up him claim to make rockets with his SpaceX program, but also had his rocket shoot past Mars’ orbit and go into the asteroid belt. That fact that such advanced technology is not only available but available to commercial business is honestly really exciting. As a kid, I always loved sci-fi and space tales, and the prospect of having them come true really excites my inner child.