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Space Exploration Technologies

Elon Musk, CEO and CTO, Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX), Peter Diamandis, CEO, X Prize Foundation and John Doerr, Venture Capital, Kleiner Perki...

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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.

from Bloomberg.com

Russian Airline Owner to Challenge Musk, Bezos in Space

A Russian airline entrepreneur wants to join the space race, challenging Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin LLC with a plan to launch commercial rockets.

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from Popular Mechanics

10 World-Changing Innovators for 2012

Master of Creative Disruption Leadership Award Innovator: Elon Musk, CEO of Space Exploration Technologies and Tesla Motors Elon Musk, the entrepreneur, is having a good year. His companies, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Tesla Motors, both hit historic milestones. SpaceX became the first private company to build, launch, and operate a spacecraft that docked with the International Space Station.

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from NASA

Dragon Prepares to Resupply Station

The Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, Dragon spacecraft stands inside a processing hangar at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Teams had just installed the spacecraft's solar array fairings. NASA and its international partners are targeting Friday, March 1, as the launch date for the next cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station by SpaceX. Launch is scheduled for 10:10 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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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.

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