WHEN the end of the Kardashian TV series was announced, Elon Musk was probably the last person you thought would be getting a TV show.
However, a new SpaceX series is in the works at HBO and it will tell the origin story of the company and its famous CEO.
A series about Elon Musk and SpaceX is coming to HBOCredit: Getty Images – Getty
In a slightly more unusual turn of events, Magic Mike star Channing Tatum will be an executive producer of the series.
It will show how Musk set up the company and his plans for space.
The series will be largely based on the book Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will simply be called ‘SpaceX’ and will follow Musk as he “pursues his lifelong dream of making humanity a multi-planetary species”.
Famous actor Channing Tatum is one of the executive producers on the seriesCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Viewers should expect to see how Musk chose a team of rocket engineers and all the SpaceX attempts to get a rocket successfully off the ground and back.
We’ll see the origin of the Falcon 9 rocket that went all the way to the International Space Station.
Musk isn’t said to be directly involved in this project.
However, he and SpaceX are thought to be working with Tom Cruise to film a movie in space.
That project is predicted to set Musk back at least $200 million (£153 million).
Who is Elon Musk?
Here’s what you need to know…
Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1971.
As a 12-year-old child he taught himself computer programming and sold the code of a video game to a PC magazine for $500 (£300).
At 17, he moved to Canada to study, before gaining two degrees in physics and business at the University of Pennsylvania.
At the age of 24 he moved to California to start a Ph.D. in applied physics and material science at Stanford University – but left the programme after just two days to pursue other projects.
Now 48, he is the founder and CEO of SpaceX, co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, co-founder and chairman of SolarCity, co-chairman of Opan AI, co-founder of Zip2 and founder of X.com, which merged with PayPal.
He’s also working on a human brain chip project called Neuralink.
His stated aim is to reduce global warming and save humans from extinction by setting up a colony on Mars.
The billionaire inventor is also working on the world’s largest lithium-ion battery to store renewable energy.
In other space news, Mars is looking three times as big in the sky this week.
Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster recently passed the Red Planet after he blasted it into space back in 2018.
And, Musk wants to send humans to Mars as early as 2024 aboard one of the huge rockets.
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