Musician Grimes Is Ready to Head to Mars With the First Colonizers, Never Return

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Grimes strikes a pose at Starbase in Boca Chica, TexasGrimes strikes a pose at Starbase in Boca Chica, Texas
In the larger context of what Elon Musk is hoping to achieve with SpaceX, this is just a silly little side-note, of course. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO has made no secret of his hopes to pave the way for the colonization of Mars by making space flights more accessible, more frequent, and less costly with the Starship rocket.

Currently, Starship prototypes are being tested at Boca Chica in Texas in the hope they will be able to land, do a flip maneuver, and then land vertically. SN11 launched the other day, and unlike predecessor SN10, it exploded right before or during the landing.

When Starship does take off for Mars, Grimes will be there with the first colonizers. In fact, she is “ready to die with the red dirt of Mars beneath my feet,” she writes in a caption to an impromptu photoshoot at Starbase in Texas, where SN11 took off a short while later.

To anyone following the musician, her admission would hardly come as a surprise. She spoke about it in a recent Q&A posted to her social media, saying she was looking forward to relocating to the Red Planet once she was 50. Grimes is 38 now, for the record. “Manual labor until death most likely, but hopefully that can change,” she added with a laugh.

As talk of space tourism intensifies, not everyone is thrilled at the prospect, though. Greta Thunberg, for one, would like to draw attention to the fact that only a small percentage of the world’s population will be able to relocate to another planet (at some hypothetical moment in time). That means the rest will be left on Earth to die or deal with the disastrous consequences of climate change.

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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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