Elon Musk, the multimillionaire who made his fortunes with Paypal, was estatic after the successful launch and orbit of his Falcon 1 on September 28th.
“This is the culmination of six years of hard work by a very talented team. It is also a great relief for me, who led the overall design of the rocket (not a role I expected to have when starting the company).” said Musk.
Although Musk’s original reasons for creating SpaceX may hide his aspirations for it’s future. Musk originally had planned a Mars project that was to place a small greenhouse on Mars (the Mars Oasis Project). However when he started to price out a rocket launch his dreams were dashed by the high cost. Musk believed he could do things much cheaper which resulted in the birth of SpaceX.
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Musk has his hands on many projects but SpaceX remains his favorite. This past week Musk took over as CEO of Tesla Motors, a manufacturer of electric and hybrid vehicles. Hopefully this will not take his attention off of SpaceX and the private space company will continue to dazzle us with it’s success.
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