Stellar week for SpaceX founder Elon Musk
SpaceX founder Elon Musk
May 23rd, 2012
10:08 AM ET

Stellar week for SpaceX founder Elon Musk

It’s officially a stellar week for Elon Musk, the billionaire engineer behind SpaceX, the company that made history Tuesday launching the first private spacecraft bound for the International Space Station.

The rocket, originally set to hit the stratosphere Saturday, might have taken to the sky a few days late, but the excitement Musk expressed on Twitter about the launch extends a victory streak that also includes more earthly passions.

On Monday, Musk tweeted that Tesla  the luxury electric car company he co-founded in Silicon Valley  had reached a “major milestone” by completing crash testing and gaining approval for sale to the public.

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