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From zero to hero in 18 years: How SpaceX became a nation-state

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From zero to hero in 18 years: How SpaceX became a nation-state
SpaceX was founded in 2002 and was an industry joke for many years. Eighteen years later, it is the first private company to launch astronauts to the International Space Station. SpaceX's Crew Dragon launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS at XXXpm today. The journey will take about 19 hours.

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On May 30, 2020 the private company SpaceX launched astronauts to the International Space Station. This is said to be not only a huge step for the humanity, but also a sign that USA has become able to transport its astronauts to space without Russians' help.

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SpaceX: Learning from failure

As much as the latest success of SpaceX has impressed everybody, it is worth mentioning that the company has not always known only achievements. The previous three launches had meant only failure and lots of money wasted. However, Elon Musk's company is now one of the top employers in the field while possessing an astonishing level production quality.

SpaceX has made space cool again. Attracting top talent has been one of the reasons SpaceX has been able to achieve its miraculous product success.

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SpaceX and its innovations

One of the greatest business men of modern times, Elon Musk, came up with an idea to save on launch costs, while challenging the cycle time between launches.

By reusing the rocket boosters, he made sure to have several successful landings in three years. Furthermore, SpaceX is also equipped with the possibility to recover other parts from the launch, such as the fairing.

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A man and his dream

A man and his dream

While having been strongly criticized in regards to the decisions that he took while developing his company, Elon Musk can be considered as successful as possible at present: the achievements he has had with SpaceX are not to be compared to anything else. Therefore, it might only be normal that we start imagining how our life on Mars would be, once he enables us to go there.

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