This will probably get flagged as inappropriate or something, but I feel the need to share with you my hypothesis about Elon Musk and see if anyone else had the same thought. I'm not sure how it works, but I suspect that Elon has some link to extraterrestrial intelligence. Here's why I think so:
-How can one person accomplish so much so fast, both through direct action and by inspiring others. Another way to frame this question is how can he appear so lucky and capable in terms of success, beating any lottery odds in my view.
-Why is he so determined to do so much, including going to Mars. I admire all that he's done, but I can't help but wonder: does he just want to go home? ...and help humanity along the way, of course.
-Also, at just after 31 minutes into this interview,
it seems he can barely contain his bluff after saying "[..] this would be the furthest life's ever traveled, the first life on Mars... hum, as far as we know!". The first time I saw this, seeing him rub his eyes I thought his human costume would fall off next, but never mind my imagination.
So if you are reading this, Mr Musk, on behalf of the people of Earth, we will help you build your rocket, we will even pay for it through NASA and other national efforts. Please remember that you are welcome among us and that we appreciate your company. Gee, saying these words makes me feel like I'm the Chief of a primitive tribe who hosted a friendly and generous explorer who must now return home to his advanced civilization.
On a more serious note... I think a law should be passed: Elon Musk cannot go to Mars unless he leaves behind at least one clone.
Do understand: I have profound respect and admiration for Elon Musk, I would like to make him chuckle, but not feel laughed at, so my intentions are not vulgar. I do wish I had a way to transmit to Elon some of my ideas about balloon spaceships, high speed stratospheric solar blimps (a twist on his electric plane idea), and whatever he would care to hear despite being extremely busy. Many ideas I've posted in this forum already.