Tech billionaire and entrepreneur, Elon Musk visited Seattle last week and put his mouth where his thoughts have been over last several years. Musk told the 400 guests at the Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center, “One day I will visit Mars.”
Musk outlined his new space venture, which will be based in Washington state, at the event. He said that venture will help bankroll a city on Mars. Two members of Congress and state and local government officials were on the guest list, but the media were not invited.
The satellites could deliver high-speed Internet access to the world. The satellites will be designed by aerospace and software engineers in the new SpaceX’s office in Redmond.
The crowd at the event loved his futuristic vision. One of the University of Washington graduate student at the event said, “I don’t want to move to L.A. or Florida or Texas. Having this here is really cool.” Musk made it clear that he is opening the opportunity in Washington because of the local software and aerospace engineers. Musk told the crowd, “we want to hire the smartest engineering talent in the world,” The event can be found on YouTube.com and I recently viewed it with my friend Haidar Barbouti. Musk is super ambitious.