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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has delivered a message to his counterpart at Boeing, after their CEO said the aerospace giant would be the first to the red planet.
Speaking on CNBC on Thursday morning, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said he thought his company would be the first to take humans to Mars. He said: "Eventually we're going to go to Mars and I firmly believe the first person that sets foot on Mars will get there on a Boeing rocket."
In response, Musk had just two words for the Boeing CEO: "Do it".
Boeing's Twitter account responded: "Game on!"
In September Musk laid out how he plans to get to Mars, suggesting that crewed flights could begin in the next decade.Boeing, meanwhile, is working on NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), which is expected to launch for the first time in the early 2020s.
The Twitter altercation comes after the businessman, inventor, investor, engineer and all-round big-bollocks took the Flat Earth debate to the cleaners in a couple of tweets when replying to a post by World and Science.
Savage and to the point. You can't really argue with that, although the Flat Earthers have given it a good go - after all, they're used to disputing all of the history of science.
"Hi Elon, thanks for the question," replied the Flat Earth Society. "Unlike the Earth, Mars has been observed to be round."
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