SPACE ODYSSEY

Elon Musk: SpaceX Can Colonize Mars, Build Moon Base

Elon Musk, chief executive of SpaceX, has unveiled the plans for his next spacecraft—codenamed the “Big Fucking Rocket”—which would enable the company to build a base on the moon and colonize Mars. Musk claimed it would also permit commercial travel to anywhere on Earth in less than an hour, in a speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia. The Canadian-American business magnate said Friday that he hopes SpaceX can first launch a BFR by 2022, with four in total flying to Mars in the two years afterward.