"Destiny, destiny. There is no escape for me," Elon Musk posted on Twitter last year. But what drew the attention was the response that Twitter user Toby Li gave him.
"Speaking about destiny, did you know that Von Braun's 1953 book 'Mars Project,' referenced a person named Elon that would bring humans to Mars? Pretty nuts," Li retweeted.
Speaking about destiny, did you know that Von Braun's 1953 book "Mars Project," referenced a person named Elon that would bring humans to Mars? Pretty nuts pic.twitter.com/m28yFU4Ip6
— Toby Li (@tobyliiiiiiiiii) December 30, 2020
Von Braun was a German-American rocket physicist and space architect who was a key figure in the advancement of rocket technology.
After World War II, Von Braun, a lead inventor of Nazi Germany's V-2 rocket, was among a group of German scientists who were secretly relocated to the United States and worked on space exploration at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Elon Musk, CEO and co-founder of SpaceX, revealed last October that his company planned to send a manned spacecraft to Mars in 2024.