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Elon Musk’s first name shows up in 1953 book about colonizing Mars – CNET

The freaky coincidence earned social buzz back in December, and now it’s back in the news.

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Elon Musk poses on the red carpet of the Axel Springer Award on Dec. 1, 2020 in Berlin. 
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Who doesn’t love a weird, 60-plus-year-old coincidence? As if there aren’t enough headlines about Elon Musk at the moment, a connection between his name and a decades-old book that seemed to eerily predict the billionaire’s involvement in Mars exploration resurfaced this week.
In the 1950s, German-turned-American scientist Wernher von Braun (yes, the Nazis’ leading rocket man),…

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