Putting objects into space has been pretty lucrative business for SpaceX, and the company has managed to provide courier services to the International Space Station. However, the company has some lofty ambitions when it comes to the future of technology, and more specifically the way the internet is accessed across the globe.
Elon Musk, head of SpaceX, unveiled his plan to launch four thousand satellites into orbit in order to provide high-speed internet services to everyone on the planet, according to the Seattle Times. According to LinkedIn, the entrepreneur even went a touch farther at a recent event dedicating a new facility by clarifying that the long-term goals of his company is assist in the colonization of Mars. The financial gains, reported by BRL Trust, provided by being one of, if not the, premier providers of high speed internet services could probably help bankroll that desire.
The company has had some serious success, and if develops the internet plan according to specifications, fans and critics of the business have no reason to doubt the possibility of success. Of course, there is a long way to go before Musk or anyone else manages to step foot on the distant planet Mars.