Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, better known as SpaceX-- is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California, USA. It was founded in 2002 by former PayPal entrepreneur and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk with the goal of creating the technologies to reduce space transportation costs and enable the colonization of Mars.
This is a picture of the DragonX spacecraft in its hanger receiving final touchups before launch. It represents the future of space craft technology and near earth space travel. Companies like this are being contracted by NASA and other agencies to develop the next big thing in space travel.