The race to Mars is officially on. Shortly after SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made statements about his plans to go to Mars and his expectation that he will find subterranean extraterrestrial life there, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg made headlines by stating "I'm convinced that the first person to step foot on Mars will arrive there riding on a Boeing rocket." Of course the backdrop to this is NASA's plans to colonize Mars; they even produced a series of fantastical posters about it.
What's especially odd about all this is the case of the SpaceX rocket that recently exploded mid launch, as Elon Musk has helped to insinuate that a competitor - perhaps Boeing! - could be responsible for the disaster (via an enemy drone with a laser).
It seems that we need to get to Mars as soon as possible, and whoever gets their first will be rewarded. What do you think is driving this new sense of urgency? Is UFO and Alien Disclosure coming?