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Space bases could preserve civilization in World War III – Elon Musk

Mar 12, 2018 - 12:24 PM

'We want to make sure that there's enough of a seed of human civilization somewhere else to bring civilization back, and perhaps shorten the length of the Dark Ages,' Elon Musk says

ELON MUSK. This file photo taken on April 30, 2015 shows Elon Musk unveiling large utility scale home batteries at the Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne, California. File photo by David McNew/AFP

Chinese volunteers spend 200 days on virtual 'moon base'

Jan 26, 2018 - 5:49 PM

Four students crammed into a 160-square-meter cabin called Yuegong-1 – Lunar Palace – on the campus of Beihang University, testing the limits of humans' ability to live in a self-contained space, the official Xinhua news agency says

LUNAR PALACE. Student volunteers are seen inside the Lunar Palace 1, a laboratory simulating a lunar-like environment, in Beijing on May 10, 2017. File photo by AFP