They told the Wright Brothers they'd never get off the ground too...
what a weak astronomer....what a little baby
Musk is a bit 'out there' but without people that believe something can be done we'd still be in mud huts.
Astronomers are good people and real Astronomy is a real Science. "British astronomy" is a sad little political pseudoscience no more today than it was over 2 centuries ago. The British had at least two historical opportunities to send their British subjects into outer space and they didn't take either. Instead, they became junior investors in the Concorde SST so they could have their airline logo on a French innovation. The British have still never been into outer space and berate all their old enemies, such as America, for even trying. The British wrote a novel analogy of Americans invading the British Isles called "War Of The Worlds", because the British fear such things about their old enemies. In the novel they changed the Americans into Martians and assumed disease would kill them off. Less than a century later both America and the Russians, both old enemies of the British, made it into space and to The Moon. The British still want us all to become gay, disarmed and stupid.
Astronomer are guys that look at shit for a living. Elon Musk is a guy that builds manned rockets and scientific projects the sized of factories for a living. This would be like trying to tell a car mechanic how to fix a car because I read a magazine on the subject.
They told him making a re-usable rocket was impossible.
"The only reason to go to mars is adventure"
How about survival? Progress? Advancement? land aquisition? Solar mining?
China disagree. Do you want China planting nuclear launch facilities on mars? Maybe having their own extra-planetary colony? They don't care how hostile it is to human life, life means nothing to the CCP.
Seriously, how short sighted do you have to be to say this kind of nonsense?
Sounds like a couple of feeble minded fools that are mad they won't get there first. They said this about the moon too.
Since the entire government is controlled by dangerously deluded retards at this point, I don't see why Elon Musk's delusions should concern anyone.
The astronomer doesn't have to go to Mars then. He gave his unsolicited opinion, and people can take it or leave it.
If Musk or anyone else wants to try to colonize Mars why is it really anyone's business?
Perhaps the fascist Elite don't like the idea of people escaping their control.
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