Elon Musk – An Engineer, An Entrepreneur, An Explorer, An Inventor

We have a very long list of World’s Most Wealthiest Person but knew a few. As we know Bill Gates because we use his Windows Operating System almost everyday. We know Mark Zuckerberg because we use Facebook, Whatsapp everyday. But for using Microsoft’s One Drive and to sync all MS Files, we need Internet access and same for Facebook and Whatsapp. To update your cool status on Facebook and send a lovely message to your love ones, you should have Internet access, but doing so, Internet providers charges you a little high amount. But did you ever think about accessing Internet for free with very high speed that you cannot imagine!!! Elon Musk is a person  who is trying to make the world a little better.

Who is Elon Musk?

Elon Musk is South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, investor,engineer,and inventor who is trying to give free World Wide Web with an enormous speed of almost one gigabytes per second. Elon Musk with net worth of 11.2 billion USD is 34th in Forbes 400 (2016). He is the founder, CEO, and CTO(Chief Technical Officer) of SpaceX ; co-founder,CEO of Tesla Motors. He also founded Zip2 and X.com which later merged with PayPal. He made his first fortune as a co-founder of PayPal.

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Musk’s Goal and Current Projects

Elon Musk’s primarily goal is to make world simple, digital and easy to accessible

  • by  promoting free Internet with global coverage. His aim is to launch 4,425 satellites which will outnumbered the amount of functional and defunct satellites currently circling the globe. All these efforts are to provide free super-fast Internet.
  • by building electric vehicles to mass market which will undoubtedly improve and make smart transportation system compare to the current one. He is the co-founder of Tesla Motors under which he is building and selling electric vehicle powertrain so other automaker can produce electric vehicle at affordable price.

    Tesla electric car Model S
  • Musk is also the co-founder and chairman of SolarCity which is now the second largest provider of solar power systems in United States. SolarCity and Tesla together are fighting against the Global Warming.
  • His one of the most important goal is to make high speed transportation system know as Hyperloop and also proposed vertical takeoff and landing  electric jets.

    Falcon Rockets

    SpaceX is both the largest private producer of rocket motors in the world, and holder of the record for highest thrust-to-weight ratio for any known rocket motor. SpaceX till now send two rockets Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 and its first spacecraft called Dragon. Elon named all his rockets on Star Wars’s famous spaceship “Millennium Falcon”.

Millennium Falcon

Elon Musk’s most interesting future project is making life multi planetary. He is aiming to setting up human colony on Red Giant Planet, Mars to reduce the risk of human extinction. Elon Musk stated that he wants to establish a Mars colony by 2040, with a population of 80,000. He study the atmosphere of Mars and now working on electric transport for transportation on Mars. Musk stated in June 2016 that the first unmanned flight of the larger Mars Colonial Transporter (MCT) spacecraft is aimed for departure to the red planet in 2022, to be followed by the first manned MCT Mars flight departing in 2024.

“The future of humanity is going to bifurcate in two directions: Either it’s going to become multi planetary, or it’s going to remain confined to one planet and eventually there’s going to be an extinction event. – Elon Musk”

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