Elon Musk, A Man of Impossible Dreams, Wants To Colonize Mars
The visionary creator of SpaceX and the Tesla wants to bring solar power to the masses, people to Mars, and, maybe, retire there himself.
Elon Musk has been compared with Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs. Doing the impossible—whether creating the Tesla electric car or launching rockets with SpaceX—is second nature to him. He was also the co-founder of PayPal.
His passion for innovation has made him one of the richest men in America, with an estimated worth of $10 billion. At the same time, he has been criticized for his hard-driving methods as a boss and for some of his more outlandish ideas, like establishing a human colony on Mars. Musk's third attempt to resupply the International Space Station ended in failure Sunday when the rocket exploded just after launch.
In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest For a Fantastic Future, biographer Ashlee Vance gives us a warts-and-all