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SpaceX is set to turn the aerospace industry upside down. This isn’t the most amazing thing, because the real achievement is the pure ambition of Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX.
About Elon Musk: Founder Of SpaceX, Tesla Motors, SolarCity, And PayPal
Elon Reeve Musk (born on June 28, 1971) is a multi-billionaire South African born Canadian and American business tycoon, entrepreneur, engineer, and inventor. Elon Musk is the founder of SpaceX, co-founder of Tesla Motors, co-founder of SolarCity, co-founder of Zip2, and co-founder of PayPal. As of June 2016, he has an estimated net worth of $12.7 billion United States Dollars, ranking him among the 100 wealthiest people in the world.
Elon Musk has stated that the goals of SpaceX, SolarCity, and Tesla Motors revolve around his vision to change the world and humanity. The goals of Elon Musk include reducing global warming through sustainable energy production and consumption (clean renewable energy), and reducing the risk of human extinction by making life multiplanetary by setting up a human colony on the planet Mars. Elon Musk has also envisioned a high speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop. The first Hyperloop would probably be developed in California with the initial goal of connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles in approximately 45 minutes (about as fast as flying in a commercial airline plane) instead of the usual 5 hour average drive by car.
Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, better known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California, United States of America. SpaceX was founded in 2002 by former PayPal founder and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk with the goal of creating the technologies to reduce space transportation costs and enable the colonization of the planet Mars. SpaceX has developed the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 launch vehicles, both designed to be reusable, and the Dragon spacecraft which is flown into orbit by the Falcon 9 launch vehicle to supply the International Space Station (ISS) with cargo.