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"Braun put a lot of thought into space travel and its implications that went well beyond merely how to get there. In 1952, he wrote a non-fiction book, The Mars Project, outlining how he believed an expedition to Mars would go. He optimistically thought that a mission could take place in 1965 (spoilers for anyone who hasn't read it, it didn't) and that the best option for the mission would be to launch a crew of 70 to the surface using craft assembled in low Earth orbit.

However, the part that's caught people's attention of late, featuring in the second half of the book which strays more into science fiction, is the bit that talks about an "Elon" ruling over Mars."