First private rocket in Earth orbit

Private rocket achieves Earth orbit

SpaceX’s Falcon 1 spacecraft made history last night as the first privately developed launch vehicle to reach earth orbit from the ground. Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (Space X) was created four years ago with $120 million of private funding, 80% from Elon Musk. Elon Musk (born 28 June 1971) is an entrepreneur and a co-founder of PayPal and SpaceX. He is also chairman of Tesla Motors and SolarCity.

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Source: TechCrunch.

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tis-chick-s0-fly says:

I really didn't know that at all and they video it really great to watch. I learned a lot from watching the video.

posted on Sun, 10/26/2008 - 12:25pm
SyDnEy_RaE's picture
SyDnEy_RaE says:

i guess this is pretty interesting.i would love to have been in one of those

posted on Tue, 07/14/2009 - 3:19pm

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