ELON MUSK revealed everything he knows about alien life as he unveiled SpaceX’s new Starship rocket, claiming that if anyone knew about ET, it would be him.
The tech entrepreneur was speaking at the launch of SpaceX’s most impressive rocket to date, the Starship, in Boca Chica, Texas, when the subject of aliens came up. Musk, who reportedly has a net worth of a staggering $20.1 billion (£16.1 billion), told the audience that he has yet to see any signs of alien activity – but he would be the only one to know if there were any indications of life. extraterrestrial. . The 48-year-old said: “As far as we know, we are the only consciousness or the only life there is.
“There may be another life, but we saw no signs of it.
“People often ask me ‘what do you know about aliens?’ and I’m like, ‘Man, I tell you, I’m sure I would know if there were aliens. I didn’t see any sign of aliens’.
“The reality is, as far as we know, this is the only place, at least in this part of the galaxy or in the Milky Way, where there is consciousness.
“Consciousness seems to be a very rare and precious thing, and we must take whatever steps we can to preserve the light of consciousness.
Musk added, joking, “If they’re here, I hope they’re cool. You know, they haven’t killed us yet – so they shouldn’t be too bad.”
On Saturday, September 28, the South African billionaire unveiled a prototype Starship Mk1 rocket that will take humans to the Moon, Mars and “beyond”.
In front of a prototype SpaceX Starship 50 meters tall, 200 tons or 1,400 tons when fully loaded, Musk said the rocket will be placed in Earth orbit within six months to test the machine.
The Starship prototype, displayed alongside SpaceX’s original Falcon 1 rocket on Saturday, is constructed of eye-catching stainless steel rather than carbon composite or aluminum-based materials.
This gives SpaceX Starship “exceptional thermal properties” and a lower cost.
A refined starship paired with a SpaceX Super Heavy booster stage will increase the rocket’s height to 387 feet (117m) and be capable of carrying 220,000 pounds.
The spacecraft will also include “orbital refueling” functions, which would allow for the transfer of fuel from spacecraft to spacecraft in Earth orbit – something Musk said is easier to do than docking at the International Space Station (ISS).
He added: “This is one of the other critical pieces of the puzzle for establishing a base on the Moon or Mars.