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May 6, 2002: Elon Musk Launches SpaceX

May 6, 2002: Elon Musk Launches SpaceX

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Today in 2002, Elon Musk founded the Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX. The goal of the company is to find an efficient way to colonize Mars. Over the years, SpaceX has set multiple records for being the first private company to reach orbit. They also have several developmental contracts with NASA. Currently in development is the BFR, a fully reusable passenger rocket that is set to debut sometime in the early 2020s.

 

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