Inventor and business mogul Elon Musk treated tech junkies and Tesla fans to a SpaceX chat on Reddit this past Saturday, October 14th.
SpaceX is just another thing that Musk has founded. It’s goal is to reduce the cost of space travel and eventually create a colony on Mars. Knowing the engineering focus and background, it’s surprising that Musk’s Reddit chat had an amusing pop-culture twist. When a fan inquired about the heat source that would be used on the SpaceX Raptor engine, Musk replied that he planned to use the incendio spell from Harry Potter. He even included the wiki-link in the thread! Any Harry Potter fan knows that this spell is used to make fire.
Not to worry though, the South African engineer did follow up with a serious answer. He definitely didn’t become the tech titan that he is by using spells. (Or did he?) Another thread of chat also found Mr. Musk referencing kids pop culture. According to CNBC, when a redditor declared that it wasn’t possible to land on the moon using a certain engine, Musk responded, “Yes you can- Bob the Builder.” Interesting. I could have sworn that Dora the Explorer said it first. Who knew that Elon Musk was a Harry Potter fan! But I suppose when you’re a billionaire, you can make time for pleasure reading. Musk has had a total of 6 children, so he may not have earned all these cool points on his own. Regardless, there’s no doubt that now he has possibly expanded his following to include book nerds.
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