SpaceX declares independence: Elon Musk's company says they will not recognize the Earth Laws in the proposed Mars colony and that the "free planet" will adopt "self-governing principles".
- SpaceX believes that Mars is a free planet and does not recognize Earth-based laws
- The claims were recently discovered in Starlink's beta consumer service terms
- SpaceX will comply with international laws in operations on Earth and on the moon
- However, on Mars it will follow self-governing principles based on good faith
- The news comes a week after Musk said SpaceX was aiming to build a self-sufficient city on Mars that doesn't rely on Earth's help to survive
Elon Musk's SpaceX has declared Mars a "free planet" and claims that their planned colony on the red planet will not recognize Earth-based laws.
The claims have been buried in Starlink's beta consumer terms and conditions recently sent to customers prior to the internet rollout.
The section titled "Governing Laws" states that SpaceX will not adhere to international laws beyond the Earth and the Moon but will adopt self-governing principles that are "based on good faith".
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SpaceX by Elon Musk does not recognize any earth-bound laws on Mars and declares the Martian world to be a "free planet". The claims have been buried in Starlink's beta consumer service terms recently broadcast to customers
Twitter users “Entire Mars catalog, ’Appears to be the first to share the ninth clause in Starlink's beta consumer service terms.
The section states that Starlink's service on earth and on the moon will comply with the laws established by the state of California, but on Mars or any other colonization starship, the authority or sovereignty of the earthbound government will not be recognized.
In addition, "Disputes will be resolved by self-governing principles established in good faith at the time of the Settlement of Mars," the clause states.
The section is in line with Musk's latest plans to include building a sustainable city on Mars that doesn't depend on Earth to survive.
The section titled "Governing Laws" states that SpaceX will not abide by international laws beyond the Earth and the Moon, but will adopt self-governing principles based on good faith. Shown is a conceptual image of the city of SpaceX on Mars
Musk shared details of this vision during the Mars Society's annual conference last week, saying that settlers on the Red Planet must be self-sufficient if "ships stop coming from Earth for some reason."
"That could really be due to: Are we going to create a self-sustaining city on Mars before or after World War III," said the CEO.
"And I think the likelihood of it happening after WW3 – hopefully there will never be a 3rd World War – but the likelihood of it coming after that is slim. So we should try to get the city before a possible 3rd World War . To make World War self-supporting. "
Three days later, SpaceX President and COO Gwynee Shotwell spoke to TIMEmagazine about SpaceX's mission to bring Starlink Internet to Mars.
Elon Musk shared details of this vision during the Mars Society's annual conference last week, saying that settlers on the Red Planet must be self-sufficient if "ships stop coming from Earth for some reason."
"As soon as we get people to Mars, they need communication skills," she said.
"I think it will be even more important to have a constellation like Starlink around Mars."
And a key player in making those ideas a reality is the massive spacecraft rocket that Musk recently announced is targeting for its first trip to Mars in 2024.
The craft is a top priority for the company. Over the past few months, SpaceX employees have been asked to "speed up progress dramatically and immediately" in order to hit the timeline.
The goal is to eventually send millions of people to Mars, which Musk says will require three flights a day or 1,000 flights a year with 100 people each.
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The BFR (Big F *** ing Rocket), now known as the Starship, will complete all missions and is smaller than the ones Musk announced in 2016.
The SpaceX CEO said the rocket would make its first trip to the red planet in 2022, carrying only cargo, followed by a manned mission in 2024, claiming other SpaceX products would be "cannibalized" to pay for.
The rocket would be partially reusable and could fly directly from Earth to Mars.
Once built, Musk believes the rocket could be used for travel on Earth – and says passengers could get anywhere in less than an hour.
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