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SpaceX is launching its Falcon 9 rocket today in a mission which can see it journey across the moon. South Korea can be sending its Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO) in the most recent step towards space exploration. Commenting on the launch this week, Eunhyeuk Kim, a KPLO project scientist said: “We would like to develop critical technology for space exploration in addition to for scientific investigation.” KPLO will orbit 62 miles above the Moon’s surface and perform statement work for not less than a 12 months, it has been reported.

Elon Musk, the founding father of SpaceX, has made no secret of his ambition to make the human race a multi-planetary species.

The South African born entrepreneur co-founded the corporate with the American Jim Cantrell.

Mr Cantrell spoke to Channel 4 in May this 12 months about his experiences working with the person who would also go on to found Tesla.

He recalled a remarkable story when he and Mr Musk rubbed some Russian rocket designers up the flawed way.

Within the documentary, titled ‘Elon Musk: Superhero or Supervillain’, Mr Cantrell tells the story: “Elon cold-called me on a warm afternoon July 2001, I could hardly understand his accent. It was an odd accent. I could not quite place it.

“He went on about humanity being a multi-planetary species, and that he desired to prove that humans could go to Mars.

“He said he couldn’t afford US rockets and that he had heard that I used to be any person who could connect him with buying Russian rockets.

“The Russians had been converting intercontinental ballistic missiles to satellite launchers. They were fairly inexpensive, the Russians could sell them for $3-5million.

“I had spent a lot of years in Russia. I took him over there and Elon began to clarify to them that we desired to buy certainly one of their rockets because we would like to launch a mission to Mars.”

What happened next was completely unexpected, as Mr Cantrell claims the Russians felt disrespected by Mr Musk, who hadn’t dressed smartly for the meeting.

The businessman continued: “The chief designer was getting very agitated when Elon spoke. Elon on the time was in his late 20s, and he didn’t dress well.

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One one who still will not be impressed by Mr Musk’s exploits, nevertheless, is his own father.

Errol Musk, 76, told The Kyle and Jackie O Show this week that he will not be pleased with his son despite his accomplishments.

When asked if he’s pleased with his son, he said: “No, well, you already know, I mean, we’re a family which have been doing loads of things for a very long time. It’s not as if we suddenly began doing something.”

Errol also claimed his son will not be as “completely happy as he’d prefer to be”.

He added: “He seems like he’s behind schedule.

“Where he’s now, he would have liked to have been there five years ago.”

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