Forget Canada, US elections leave people begging Elon Musk to take them to Mars

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk at the unveiling event of the Dragon V2 in Hawthorne, California, May 29, 2014
Mario Anzuoni | Reuters

Tuesday's election allowed many Americans to partake in a time-honored tradition: idly threatening to leave the country.

Many choose Canada for their imagined refuge, others opt for anglophone democracies such as New Zealand, or wholly different countries altogether.

But for some people this time around, anywhere else on planet Earth is still too close for comfort.

As Donald Trump delivered a surprise victory over Hillary Clinton, many have taken to Twitter to ask Elon Musk if the SpaceX founder has any room for them on his planned mission to Mars.

Other notes alluded to Musk's stated belief that our reality is likely some sort of simulation.

Musk, who is also Chairman and CEO of electric car maker Tesla, offered a few opinions on the election in an interview with CNBC last week, but said he did not think the outcome of the election would have much of an impact on Tesla's business.