10 Interesting Facts About SpaceX


1. Spacex was founded by Elon Musk in 2002, and it stands for space exploration technologies corporation.


2.Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (doing business as SpaceX) is an American aerospace manufacturer, a provider of space transportation services, and a communications corporation headquartered in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs to enable the colonization of Mars. SpaceX manufactures the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launch vehicles, several rocket engines, Cargo Dragon, crew spacecraft, and Starlink communications satellites.


3. Apparently as a response to those who believed SpaceX's spaceflight projects were impossible, Elon Musk named the spacecraft after the 1963 song "Puff, the Magic Dragon" by Peter, Paul, and Mary.


4.In 2010,SpaceX made headlines when it became the first private company to launch a payload into orbit and return it intact to Earth-something that only government agencies, such as NASA and Roscosmos, had done.


5.Elon Musk took to Twitter to share information about SpaceX's official name. He informed that SpaceX is the abbreviation of the "official name" Space Exploration Technologies Corporation. That is the objective. Our official name is Space Exploration Technologies Corporation.


6.There are plans for SpaceX to build 4,000 broadband satellites for the purpose of facilitating global internet access.


7.The company has a valuation of over $100 billion, making it one of the most valuable private companies in the world.


8.Over the past 12 years, rockets from the Falcon 9 family have been launched 143 times, resulting in 141 full mission successes (98.6%).


9.Another interesting fact is that SpaceX has a slogan that reads "On The Border By The Sea - And Beyond!".


10.As a private company, SpaceX has achieved numerous milestones, including the first privately-funded liquid-fueled rocket to reach Earth's orbit, the first private company to launch, orbit, and recover a spacecraft, and the first vertical take-off and vertical landing.