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Elon Musk has been known to keep only few books on the shelf behind his desk at the SpaceX factory floor in Hawthorne, Calif.
None of this means that Musk can’t make good on his moon boast.
A spacecraft returning from the moon is traveling 40% faster than an orbiting spacecraft, effectively slamming into the atmosphere.
Musk knows rockets, but he also knows marketing, and this is not likely to have escaped his notice.
It was that ambitious dimension of Musk that was on fullest display this week when he announced that late next year, SpaceX will send two astronauts around the moon , venturing further into space than human beings ever have.
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Elon Musk Is Sticking With Trump For SpaceX Contracts
Then again, ever since the election in November, the left has been disturbed by Musk’s apparent deference to President Trump.
In November, SolarCity was in such dire financial shape it avoided bankruptcy only when Musk arranged for Tesla to buy it.
On three occasions over the past two years, SpaceX has bought a total of $255 million worth of bonds from SolarCity.
But that hasn’t stopped the contracts from flowing in, meaning SpaceX is often flush with government cash.
“It is becoming clearer that it is time for you to stop working with Trump,” a follower tweeted, prompting Musk to respond, somewhat defensively, that he was not “working for” Trump.
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So far Musk’s Space X has operated unmanned missions in a long-running partnership with NASA, to fly cargo to the International Space Station.
Space X has never flown people before and in the last two years has had two rockets blow up on the launch pad or in flight.
The serial entrepreneur is never shy of making bold claims, and recently he announced plans for Space X to fly two private citizens on a mission around the moon by late 2018.
NASA recently announced that it is considering adding astronauts to the first flight of its Space Launch System rocket and Orion crew capsule the Post reports.
One man who does not lack the ambition to fulfill such ambition is Elon Musk.