German engineer predicted 'Elon' would conquer Mars in 1952 novel


Pioneering aerospace engineer, as well as a science-fiction author Wernher von Braun, may have predicted Elon Musk’s planning to conquer Mars almost 70 years back when he wrote about a guy called “Elon” ruling the planet Mars.

Von Braun developed the character “Elon” in his 1952 sci-fi book “Project Mars," a space imagination regarding a Mars mission, The Sun reported.

The publication’s prophecies surfaced a few years back, yet started trending on social media sites this past week.

Von Braun, among one of the most crucial researchers in the advancement of rocket science, illustrates a Martian federal government led by 10 men, that operated under a leader “elected by universal suffrage for five years under the name or title of Elon.”

After the Second World War, Von Braun, that focused on rockets for the Nazis, was actually one of a team of German researchers that was covertly relocated to the United States and worked with NASA on the exploration of outer space.

Musk, the founder of SpaceX, is amongst a group of billionaires with programs to conquer the Red Planet. His business just recently came to be the first private company to launch astronauts into outer space.