Success Story Elon Musk the Founder of SpaceXAdmin - technology
space company SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation) successfully delivering the cars Tesla Roadster to orbit Mars. The company has developed Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 rockets.
A man behind the founding of SpaceX is Elon Musk. Launched from Investopedia, Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1871 in Pretoria, South Africa. His mother, Maye is a Canadian-born model and nutritionist and father, Errol is an electromechanical engineer born in South Africa.
After completing his PhD program at Stanford, Musk and his brother Kimbal founded a software company in 1955 called Zip2. He uses his father's $ 28,000 and funds from investors.
As the internet began to grow rapidly, Musk began to find out how to take advantage of the new media with the best. Musk company itself is a company that developed a guide city (city guide) in the newspaper industry. Musk was awarded a contract with the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune.
As time goes by, Musk wants to become CEO but the desire is hindered. In 1999 when technological advances peaked, the company was sold to Compaq for $ 307 million plus $ 34 million of stock options. Elon receives 7% of sales, approximately 22 million dollars.
That same year Musk founded X.com, an online banking company that used $ 10 million in Zip2 sales. A year later X.com bought Confinity, another online financial services company that later changed its name to PayPal in 2001.
The re-issue occurred which caused Musk to be ousted from the CEO's seat because of his argument against technical service for the future. While the issue followed sales to eBay in October 2002, one of four eBay transactions was settled using PayPal. Musk received 165 million dollars for 11.7% stake in PayPal.
Before the sale of PayPal was closed, Musk had envisioned a home experiment that could be occupied on Mars called Mars Oasis. It will contain crops and he hopes to revive public interest in space exploration.
In 2001, Musk took steps to realize this dream. He traveled to a Moscow store for the Soviet Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) which could later be installed to send cargo into space.
Musk failed in that regard, but he tried again in 2002 and this time he brought in a former CIA financier. However, the Russian aerospace company wants a lot of money for the rocket and Musk is moving forward.
On the return flight, Musk decided to create a company that would build rockets using vertical integration and software engineering approaches. Musk's ideas culminated in the launch of SpaceX in 2002.
It's very clear that SpaceX is not just Musk's will, the company finally named its first launch vehicle Falcon 1 from Star Wars. Falcon 1 is making history books in 2009 as a liquid-fueled rocket.
Since the launch, SpaceX continues to make history when SpaceX Dragon vehicles reach the International Space Station in 2012. This is the first commercial company ever to do and make headlines in December 2015.
In 2006, NASA gave SpaceX a contract to develop the launch vehicle Falcon 9 with a contract of 1.6 billion dollars in 2008. In September 2016 Musk planned to explore and eventually chose to colonize Mars.
Not only got there, it turns out Musk continues to establish a company that includes Solar City in cooperation with Tesla Motors, a company that tackles energy production. Not content to innovate in the world of finance, automotive and aerospace, in the last few years precisely December 2015 he developed OpenAl, a research company that aims to develop a safe and useful intelligence and widely accessible.