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SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corp.)

Making humanity multiplanetary

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SpaceX, a private spaceflight company, was founded in 2002 by billionaire Elon Musk with one goal in mind, to get people excited about the future. He believed that the best way to do that was by expanding humanity out into the stars.

The more specific goals of SpaceX are to reduce the cost of space transportation and enable the colonization of Mars. Over the past 20 years, the private space company has developed and produced multiple different launch vehicles as well as its Starlink broadband service. These launch vehicles include the Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, and Starship.

SpaceX has also gained worldwide attention for many of the milestones that it has achieved. Arguably the most significant of these achievements was creating the reusable Falcon 9 rocket, which allows the first stage of the rocket to be used multiple times over in launching payloads into orbit.