I am an avid supporter of Elon Musk and his current/future endeavors; however, it’s about time he said this out loud to the world, paying homage and respect to the organized collective of significant and monumental achievements of NASA, which provided - literally - the launchpad for Space X and their efforts to (r)evolutionize the aerospace industry.
To be honest, I was very annoyed with the news media who chose to run with the story that “ELON MUSK WILL PUT BOOTS ON MARS BY 2026: WITH OR WITHOUT NASA”. For fuck’s sake. He said it should be possible for humans to land on Mars in 10 or 12 years (which it is, although probably not with the current budget). He stressed the significance of NASA, becoming a multiple-planet species, and developing competition in the space industry. How did we get a “FUCK NASA” headline out of that?