The Rocketeer

December 12th, 2013

Michael Belfiore’s excellent profile of Elon Musk:

Thinking it would be pretty cool to land a plant-growth experiment on Mars but finding the cost prohibitively high, Musk started his own rocket company to bring the price down.

Musk is building a space exploration company while much of the technology industry—the self-described home of “disruptive” “innovation”—is building a better way to sext and sell ads.

That might be a little glib, but it’s also largely accurate. How can you not love someone who’s not only built the best electric car in the world, started a successful solar company, and whose motivation story for starting a space exploration story is that he wants to see humans visit Mars?