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SpaceX's Elon Musk to host Reddit AMA Sunday

SpaceX CEO to field questions during an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit.


SpaceX CEO Elon Musk

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You have questions about SpaceX's ambitions and Elon Musk has answers.

The SpaceX CEO will field questions Sunday afternoon in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) town hall. The talk begins at 3 p.m. PT.

Musk's q&a session comes less than a month after he unveiled a plan to colonize Mars. He wants to begin sending ships to Mars in a few years, followed by people and then a self-sustaining city on the Red Planet within a century.

SpaceX builds relatively inexpensive unmanned rockets that NASA uses to deliver supplies to the ISS and that communications companies use to deploy satellites. To bring costs down, SpaceX wants to reuse rockets it's previously launched. The company has successfully landed five out of nine rockets so far this year, both on land and at sea. It expects to make the first Falcon 9 relaunch in the fourth quarter.

But the company's efforts were dealt a setback in early September when explosions destroyed a SpaceX Falcon 9 and its Amos-6 satellite payload during a routine rocket firing in Cape Canaveral, Florida.