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A brief history of SpaceX

TechCrunch TechCrunch 26/04/2016 Emily Calandrelli and Anna Escher

SpaceX is a space transport services company whose mission is to reduce space transportation costs and enable the colonization of Mars. It has developed several launch vehicles and spacecraft.

SpaceX’s achievements include the first privately funded, liquid-fueled rock to reach orbit; the first privately funded company to launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft; the first private company to send a spacecraft to the ISS; and the first private company to send a satellite into geosynchronous orbit. But where did it all begin? Here is a brief history of of SpaceX’s successes and failures.

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