McGruber writes: Space.com (http://www.space.com/18596-mars-colony-spacex-elon-musk.html) has the news of Alon Musk's November 16 talk at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London. Musk outlined SpaceX's plans to establish a Mars colony of up to 80,000 people by staring with a pioneering group of fewer than 10 people.
"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a
cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." - H.L. Mencken