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Apr022008

Virgle: Google and Virgin Group Joint Venture for Mars

Google Official blog made an announcement that it tied up with British billionaire Richard Branson for a joint venture between the Virgin Group and Google called “Virgle”.

Virgle‘s goal is simple: the establishment of a permanent human settlement on Mars. Larry Page, Sergey Brin and I feel strongly that contemporary technology is sufficiently advanced to make such an effort both successful and economical, and that it’s high time that humanity moved beyond Earth and began our great, long journey to explore the stars and establish our first lasting foothold on another world.

In the years to come, we’ll be sending up a series of spaceships carrying (along with the supplies and tools needed to build the new colony) what eventually will be hundreds of Mars colonists, or Virgle Pioneers — myself among them. If you think you might want to join or invest in or otherwise assist this vast venture…

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Google, Virgle, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, Mars, April Fools Day, Fun

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