Tesla founder Elon Musk is known not just for his interest in developing electric cars, but also for his interest in space migration and habitation. A firm believer in destiny, he has said in the past that humans will step foot on Mars by 2024. According to this German book written in 1953, going to Mars might actually be the tech billionaire’s destiny.
Space, Destiny, and Elon Musk
Last October, Elon Musk announced that, according to him, humans will set foot on Mars in 2024. As the CEO and founder of SpaceX, this mission is very important. Elon believes that space, Mars, and multi-planetary living is the only thing that will save the human race and other Earth species. On April 17, he tweeted this:
Elon is also known for being a heavy believer in destiny. He believes that people’s destiny is already predetermined, whether by a divine being, or genetics, or something else entirely. In late December of last year, he tweeted this quote from Young Frankenstein:
Well, in response another Twitter user pointed out that the billionaire might be at least a little bit right about that.
Old German Book Predicted Elon Musk Will Go To Mars
According to Business Insider, the Twitter user, Toby Li, responded to Elon’s tweet with a photo of an excerpt from the book “Mars Project: A Technical Tale.” German author Wernher von Braun wrote the novel about humans populating Mars in 1953. Braun was one of the leading scientists for rocket technology in Nazi Germany before secretly moving to the United States after the war. In America, he became one of the pioneers of rocket space technology for the nation. Li’s tweet was a photo of a page of the book, written in German. He tweeted this: