Move Over, Canada: People Signed Up for Elon Musk's Mission to Mars After Trump's Win
Donald Trump's win alleged forced many Americans to migrate to Canada, but reports claim that Canada is not the only option to escape as the number of interested parties for SpaceX mission to Mars also increased after the elections.
Many threatened to leave the county if Trump wins and now that he did, a lot of people are considering migrating to different countries such as Canada and apparently, to a future colony on Mars, according to a report by CNBC.
Twitter users expressed their interest with Elon Musk and SpaceX' mission to Mars after Trump won over democrat candidate Hillary Clinton. Many took to Twitter their intent and asked SpaceX CEO Elon Musk if there are still room for the mission the mission.
Forget Canada, after Brexit and Trump people are asking if they can move to Mars https://t.co/gDYu9UIK4v
— The Independent (@Independent) November 9, 2016
Although it may look funny to most, some people are seriously considering Musk's mission to Mars. There is something good and bad about the potential colony on Mars. Though it may be a one-one-ticket as expressed by the CEO himself, it could also be a chance for the people to live with Leonardo DiCaprio who also expressed his intent to join the first rocket to send humans to Mars, even before president-elect Donald Trump won the elections.
Trump's space policy is still vague as of the moment. The businessman was quoted before saying that the money spent on space explorations can be of better use on Earth. But despite that, NASA chief is confident that the new administration will be supportive of the agency's various space exploration projects.
"I think we can all be confident that the new Trump Administration and future administrations after that will continue the visionary course on which President Barack Obama has set us, a course that all of you have made possible," NASA administrator Charles Bolden, said in a statement.
The number of people expressing interest to SpaceX could easily mean good business for Elon Musk. However, experts say that most of Musk's vision is opposed to Trump and that it could mean a bad thing for Musk and his business, according to a report by Business Insider.
Trump will assume office early next year, and until then no one can tell for sure what the exact changes in space policy and in U.S., in general, will be. One thing is for sure, though, there will be a drastic change and everyone should be prepared for it.