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Elon Musk admits he prayed about SpaceX project

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is not a religiously observant person, but he admitted earlier this week that he prayed for his SpaceX project to succeed.


In remarks after the Dragon Capsule completed a splash landing in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, bringing home two U.S. astronauts, the chief engineer and CEO of SpaceX, said at one point during his speech: “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,” he said.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine believes space travel is going to become increasingly common in part because of private-sector innovation. “We are 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,” Bridenstine said.

“I think this is something that the whole world can take some pleasure in,” he said. “These are difficult times when — you know, there’s not that much good news — and I think this is one of those things that is universally good no matter where you are on planet Earth, this is a good thing, and I hope it brightens your day.”


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