Kimbal Musk talks to Danny Fortson about farming on Mars.

Kimbal Musk, all 6ft 5in of him, is folded up like a praying mantis on the back seat of a Tesla Model X, barrelling down a desolate highway on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado. The featureless plateau whizzes by. Musk, his trademark cowboy hat resting on his knee, is talking about gardening — on Mars, naturally.

His famous older sibling, Elon, is hellbent on colonising the red planet, and Kimbal, 46, his lifelong consigliere and business partner, is an avid supporter. In fact, the younger Musk, who spends his days

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