Tech business man, Elon Musk admitted in August that he prayed about his Space X project.
“When fear knocks the door”, wise people say “tell faith to answer”. That’s what Mr. Musk did.
He clarified that he is not a religiously observant person but acknowledged he needed God’s help for the success of the project making living on Mars a viable option.
He said he prayed when in his remarks after the Dragon Capsule completed a splash landing in the Gulf of Mexico to bring home two U.S. astronauts.
The chief engineer and CEO of SpaceX, said: “You know, I’m not very religious, but I prayed for this one…We’re going to go to the moon, we’re going to have a base on the moon, we’re going to send people to Mars and make life multi-planetary”.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine believes space travel is going to become increasingly common in part because of private-sector innovation.
He said the world is entering a new era of human spaceflight, where NASA is no longer the purchaser, owner and operator of all the hardware.
“… We are going to be a customer. One customer of many customers, in a very robust commercial marketplace for human spaceflight to low-Earth orbit”, Bridenstine said.
He added that that another goal is to have numerous providers that are competing against each other on cost, and innovation, and safety.
He believes this will drive down costs and increase access to space in a way that’s never been seen before.