OH, TO DIE ON MARS

Elon Musk is quite the dreamer and entrepreneur.  This past May, his company, SpaceX, accomplished no small feat at no small altitude.  A rocket was launched that docked a capsule with the International Space Station at 220 miles altitude.

Musk has that head for creative ideas and innovative technologies.  One of his latest plans is to create a completely new mode of rapid, personal transportation that steps beyond the realm of cars, planes, boats, and trains.  Dubbed the Hyperloop, Musk describes a mechanism that would use some sort of a tubular system to move individuals at twice the speed of flight, be impervious to crashing, and would depart upon your arrival at the station.  Now that certainly sounds exciting!

I am envisioning something with a tunnel system.  Granted, it might be very expensive and time consuming to build, but can you imagine the efficiency gains once it is in place?

Additionally, Musk hopes to make successful flights to Mars possible for colonization.  Hats off to Musk!  I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.

Musk recently told Bloomberg Businessweek, “I would like to die on Mars.  Just not on impact.”  Yes, I agree.  Smoking holes are never good.

http://www.businessweek.com/videos/2012-09-14/elon-musk-man-of-tomorrow





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About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Tyco Integrated Security at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger.

I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.


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