Did Jose Canseco Really Just Pitch a Resource Trip to Jupiter to Elon Musk?

If you regularly participate in the online baseball world, you’re probably pretty familiar with the glorious tweeting of former big-league MVP Jose Canseco:

So perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that Canseco has continued entertaining us with his thoughts and ideas on Twitter, but has decided to kick it up a notch too.

Last night, just before midnight, Canseco tweeted at Elon Musk – the founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors – with some out-of-this-world ideas for Earth’s energy future.

And, as usual, each tweet is fantastic.

I’ve added some fabricated responses in between the various tweets, illustrating how I imagine Canseco sees this conversation going with Musk:

Okay, Jose, but isn’t liquid metal hydrogen hard to find? (And wasn’t the T-1000 from Terminator made out of it?)

Oh, it’s easy to get! That’s fantastic, yeah, please tell us where it is!

Well, Jupiter’s pretty far away, how would we get there? And also, won’t we be ruining the planet by taking its natural resources?

Oh, well that’s good. How can it help us in the short and long-term?

I’m not so sure this is a great idea, Jose. 

Alright! You’re right! I’m sold. Let’s go to Jupiter, get some liquid hydrogen, and save the Earth!

Wouldn’t it be great, if Jose were really onto something? After all, it’s not the first time he’s tweeted about science.

In fact, here’s an entire article with 43 (!) different science-related tweets like the ones above (and below):

Who knows … maybe he’ll stumble into something special one day, and Elon Musk will be forced to build a spaceship to Jupiter. I can’t wait.


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