Who should go on Mars first?

Elon Musk recently stated that he had a 70% chance of going to Mars (File)

New Delhi:

The dream of SpaceX president Elon Musk to live on Mars is backed by Anand Mahindra, chairman of the Mahindra group, who says that poets should first be sent to the red planet. The two visionary entrepreneurs shared tweets, discussing who deserves to go on the planet.

Mr Mahindra said that poets should be sent first to the red planet, not to real estate developers. "A human landing on Mars is no longer very far away … I only hope that the first wave of explorers will be poets and not real estate developers," he wrote.

Mr. Musk responded to the tweet by stating, "Engineers, artists and creators of all kinds, there is so much to build."

Mr. Mahindra concluded the discussion by stating that if poets are not sent to the planet first, there will be no one to understand why they went there.

Elon Musk and Anand Mahindra have been friends on Twitter for quite some time. Earlier this year, Mr. Mahindra had sent a few words of encouragement to Mr. Musk, who revealed in an interview that work-related stress is harming his health. "Hang on to @elonmusk.Your factory is now very noisy.The world needs inspiring innovators like you," Mr. Mahindra wrote.

Mr Musk recently said that there was "a 70% chance that he will go to Mars" despite the "good chance" that he will not survive.

"We have recently made a number of breakthroughs for which I … am really excited," Musk said in an interview.

"I'm talking about moving there," he said.

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