Andrew Liptak is a writer and historian from Vermont. He is the author of the forthcoming book Cosplay: A History (Saga Press, 2021), and is the co-editor of War Stories: New Military Science Fiction, (Apex Publications, 2014). His work has appeared in Gizmodo, Tor.com, The Verge, and others. You can subscribe to his newsletter and follow him on Twitter.
In September 2016, Elon Musk went before the International Astronautical Congress with a program that outlined an ambitious set of goals: lay out the steps that would help establish a permanent human presence on Mars.