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Newsline: Elon Musk featured in Chinese embassy event in Washington

American billionaire Elon Musk was featured at an event in Beijing’s embassy in Washington on Saturday that focused on space exploration, just a few months after a minor spat China had with Musk’s company SpaceX over the trajectories of its satellites. Musk’s short, pre-recorded remarks were played on three large screens to an audience of American schoolchildren, their parents and teachers, embassy staff and journalists. “I look forward to humanity working together to form self-sustaining civilisation on Mars and other planets,” he said, characterising this goal as important for long-term prosperity and survival. (https://finance.yahoo.com/news/elon-musk-featured-chinese-embassy-093000344.html) Musk has suggested several times that he is aiming for a mission to Mars, including a pledge in 2016 to build a rocket capable of taking people to the red planet and support a permanent settlement there.

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