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This video illustrates how billionaire Elon Musk, founder and CEO of the private spaceflight company SpaceX, would like to send humans to Mars.
The computer-animated video paints a vivid and seemingly realistic picture of humans journeying to the Red Planet. It lists specific technologies that could be used, including a launch from Earth and on-orbit spaceship refueling, and a booster-powered descent onto the Red Planet.
Musk spoke at the International Astronautical Congress meeting in Guadalajara, Mexico. [Slideshow: SpaceX’s Interplanetary Transport System for Mars in Images]
The end of the movie shows the terraformed Martian surface, which Musk has said he would like to see happen (perhaps with the aid of nuclear bombs).