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.


Filed under: Hardware in Orbit • In Space • News
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  1. Gregory

    It's really nice that falinly the space program is commercially available to all those can afford it. I believe privatization of such sectors could bring a dramatic change on how we view them, more transparency would mean more freedom and scope for development, however we need strict laws to govern all such commercial space accesses too.

    August 1, 2012 at 3:30 am |
  2. chris

    good luck guys!

    May 24, 2012 at 2:28 pm |


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