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Featuring (of course) the song "Live on Mars" by David Bowie - which was used continuously throughout the launch - Musk said that the launch was meant to inspire. "Excitement for those who survive.' That kind of thing".

Mr Musk said while the interplanetary rockets won't be capable of getting anyone to Mars in the short term, they would be able to make short test flights with a lift-off thrust twice that of a Saturn 5, the NASA rocket at the heart of the Apollo moon program. People asked different questions ranging from the launch, politics, colonies on the red planet and more.

Musk's ventures, electric auto maker Tesla and rocket transport outfit SpaceX, are designed specifically to help stave off these dangers, and in a worst case scenario, provide humanity the tools to escape them.

But Earth may soon have bigger problems than a potentially devastating conflict. He went on to share that he got to watch the Falcon Heavy launch alongside Musk in launch control, and that he was in awe of the incredible achievement made possible by the contribution of so many people.

Predicting a similar fate for self-driving vehicles, Musk expects by the end of next year, self-driving will encompass essentially all modes of driving and be at least 100-200 percent safer than a human driver.

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The ultimate goal of the mission, of course, is a Mars colony. For Musk, it's essential that humans plant a "seed" on another planet in case of World War III.

Last year, Musk said he hoped to land his Big Falcon Rocket on Mars in 2022, so the timeframe has moved up considerably, even though he even admitted to being optimistic.

He said some of the main focuses once humans arrive on Mars will be to build domes, power plants and places to grow crops. The text of the laws should be short and easy to understand, he added. "Mars should really have great bars", he said.

The quote got a laugh from the audience and sparked speculation that Musk was taking a jab at the Republican tax bill that was passed in December 2017. He mocked his tweeting habits on his other ventures like Tesla, Boring Company where he pointed out how he spends most of the time tweeting about the latter than spending the time at the company.

During the Q&A session, Elon was asked by an attendee about his inspiration to which he said, it will be definitely hip-hop artist Kanye West and entertainer Fred Astaire. The one thing that SpaceX has going for it is the experience it has than it did a few years ago.

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