It is easy to take potshots at Elon Musk’s plan to help humanity become a multiplanet species. He dismisses development of life-support systems to sustain 100 people during long-duration spaceflight as a technical molehill in the overall challenge of building affordable, routine access to space. He has no customers for his interplanetary transport, now in development, save for the idealistic Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa, who is financing a charter flight around the Moon for ...

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