Elon Musk is recruiting Seattle in his quest to establish a human settlement on Mars, reports Bloomberg. The billionaire CEO is planning to build a Seattle engineering office to develop and launch satellites for his Space X company.
"We're going to try and do for satellites what we've done for rockets," Musk told Bloomberg from Space X headquarters. He also predicts that the office could potentially employ "several hundred people, maybe a thousand people."
The 43-year-old entrepreneur started the first commercial rocket maker in 2002 to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. His ultimate goal is to colonize Mars. The commercial satellite business could help generate the revenue to make that goal a reality.
Musk is also working on Tesla's latest addition, the Model X, which is a sport-utility vehicle with autonomous driving features. After earlier delays, it's set to release in the third quarter and is projected to be more popular with women than previous Tesla models.