Okay so first of all, never saw this coming in my lifetime. If you are living today then you are probably aware of the internet. If you are aware of the internet, I am sure you have a social profile and have been introduced to Elon Musk’s grand plan to colonize mars. If you haven’t, well my nephew has and now he is determined to be the first plumber to walk the red planet. He’s forward thinking, what can I say – he gets it from me. His company http://starplumbingcompany.com/ is destined to be the first LLC on mars, specializing in water heater repairs! In all seriousness, someone is going to need to be in charge of the plumbing. Think about it, out of all the plumbers in the world there are only a small handful who are even looking for an opportunity like this one. He is young and has been in the business for a while, why not shoot for the stars? Or a the closest planet.
I wonder what they have in mind for plumbing on Mars? I am guessing that it will be some kind of composting set up but maybe they will simply burn it off. The innovations to plumbing that will be made with our adventures to nearby planets will be nothing short of remarkable. This goes for all industries across the board. The new products will be marketed as “mars patented hot water heaters” and so forth. Supposedly Musk plans on having a colony on Mars before his death and honestly, I hope so! If my nephew is still in the plumbing business, and I am sure he will be, perhaps and can offer his skills on the red planet. A plumbers service fee for traveling thousands of miles should be at least $500 bucks an hour! All joking aside, my nephew is constantly talking about the mars mission, and I wish him the best of luck for pursuing his dreams.
What are your thoughts on Musk’s mission to Mars? Is this apart of God’s plan? Are we destined to be the space travelers Musk expects of us?
A lot of people in my community think it is absolutely ludicrous to think humans should be populated other planets, especially when there is so much work to be done. I have become quite fascinated with Elon Musk over the past few years and saw an interview where he was proposed the same objection. Paraphrasing what he said, basically the cost to explore the multi planetary mission is only a fraction of the cost of the US budget. He continues by saying it is smart to allow a fraction of the cost to be put towards the our future livelihood outside of planet Earth. He sees the mission as “insurance for our species to survive unpredicted incidents that could kill us all off”. I say fair game! He explains it so well that one cannot disagree with his reasoning other than harboring conflicting theological opinions.
If I can recall the bible doesn’t say anything about the manned departure from earth or anything close to it. And it certainly doesn’t state plumbers are not allowed to work on Mars!