Elon founded, in 2002, SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies) the only company which comes to compete with nations in the conquest of space.
Convinced that man must become a multiplanet species to survive, the goal is clear: to build more affordable rockets that will make possible more regular launches and one day the colonization of Mars. Elon personally invests over $ 100 million in it and learns almost everything there is to know from manuals and interviewing the specialist engineers he hires on the project.
SpaceX begins work on the first launcher dubbed Falcon 1 . Between 2006 and 2008, the first three flights were failures and the future of the project was in jeopardy. Elon who has invested all his money there no longer has the resources to finance a fourth launch.
SpaceX Rocket Launching
But giving up was never Elon’s credo and he succeeded in convincing investors to finance the fourth and final attempt to launch Falcon 1 as described on https://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-news/use-inventhelp-to-kick-start-your-career-as-an-inventor-today-335441.
On September 28, 2008, Falcon 1 finally reached the atomosphere and successfully launched into orbit. of a satellite. The NASA , impressed, signed a contract with SpaceX amounting to $ 1.6 billion. Once again, the unwavering determination of Elon and his collaborators at SpaceX paid off as stated on https://usa.inquirer.net/56347/everything-you-need-to-know-to-be-a-successful-inventor.
In 2011, SpaceX developed the Dragon spacecraft , developed for NASA, with the aim of supplying the International Space Station, which can carry up to 7 astronauts.
SpaceX Dragon Capsule
To reduce the costs of its rockets, Elon is building reusable rockets that could take off and land on their ground launch pad. The company then built a barge to allow launchers to land safely at sea.
After several failures, SpaceX achieved the feat of landing its Falcon 9 rocket first by landings then on its barge in the open sea and in 2015 on land and firm, and in 2016 to reuse part of the rocket.