Dr. Robert Zubrin is said to have inspired Elon Musk to create @SpaceX
In 1998, Robert Zubrin co-founded @TheMarsSociety
, a Colorado-based nonprofit organization, and in the years since has become an outspoken advocate for the establishment of a permanent settlement on Mars.
According to Robert Zubrin, there are 4 main reasons why we should explore and settle Mars:
Mars can keep the truth about the potential diversity of life in the Universe.
2. Goals and challenges
Civilizations consist of individuals who develop and set goals. A flight to Mars will entail the emergence of millions of scientists, engineers, physicians, researchers, inventors, technology entrepreneurs, people who are moving the civilization forward.
3. Bad ideas
The American engineer believes that the main threat to humanity is not the resource depletion, climate change or even the strike of asteroid from space.
Bad ideas constitute the most dangerous threat.
4. Investment in our future
The mission to Mars is an investment in the future, which will not only save our civilization, but also begin its golden era.
If humanity has the power to create something great and miraculous, then we must do it.