"We need to take all the polluting industry and move it into space," Bezos told American TV. Musk wants to save the planet and build Teslas on Mars.
Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, never stops conceiving visionary projects. How many of these are actually feasible remains to be seen. On one hand, the space super billionaire has accustomed us to things we didn't think possible: what about, for example, the Starship rocket, which can land vertically?
On the other hand, however, some of his intuitions seem too futuristic, not to say completely out of the air, and revealed to the press only to feed a character always much discussed and that over time has accumulated a media power such as to influence, with a single tweet, the trend of cryptocurrencies - his passion then are the dogecoins.
Between the presentation of Tesla robots, an Anonymous threat, and a mockery of Jeff Bezos, who on space expeditions is trying hard to keep up with SpaceX, Musk has also found time to devise a method to bring together two of his great passions.
Here's what we're talking about.
What Elon Musk's plan to produce Teslas on Mars is all about
At Tesla's shareholder meeting in Austin, Texas, Musk talked about his plan to build Tesla cars on Mars. At the same time, he reiterated that "we're a long way from Tesla's first factory off the planet. I mean, I'd love to see one before I die. That would be really nice."
Just in Austin, the electric car company is preparing to open a new manufacturing plant. The others are in Sparks, Nevada; Fremont, California; and Buffalo, New York State. There's also one in Shanghai, China, and the European city of Berlin.
Why the Amazon chief says it's important to move industries into space
"We need to take all the heavy industry, all the polluting industry, and move it into space. And keep Earth as the beautiful gem of a planet that it is," Bezos told American television station MSNBC. "You can't imagine how thin the atmosphere is when you see it from space. We live in it and it looks so big. It looks like it's huge and we can ignore it and treat it badly. When you stand up and see it from the outside, you see how small it is and how fragile it is."