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Musk’s Top Concern Now Is SpaceX Getting to Mars Before He Dies

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WATCH: Elon Musk said he’s unsure if SpaceX will accomplish its mission to land on Mars before he dies.(Source: QuickTake)
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While others worry about economies slipping into recession and markets melting down, Elon Musk’s biggest concern is that his rocket company SpaceX may fail to accomplish its foundational mission -- getting to Mars -- before he dies.

“If we don’t improve our pace of progress, I’m definitely going to be dead before we go to Mars,” Musk said Monday at the Satellite 2020 conference in Washington. “If it’s taken us 18 years just to get ready to do the first people to orbit, we’ve got to improve our rate of innovation or, based on past trends, I am definitely going to be dead before Mars.”