Elon Musk! The owner of SpaceX…
Do you hear this name before?
If you don’t, you’re not connected to the world of tech giants. Yes, we can say that Elon Musk is a tech giant in today’s world. He is well known and the most energetic South African entrepreneur.
There are many people are living in this world. Some of them could make the differences. They live to change the world. Elon Musk is one of them. He has crossed many milestones of technical inventions that are making history. Our life becomes more easy and comfortable because of the tech giants like him.
On June 28, 1971, Elon Reeve Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa. His father Errol Musk is an electrical engineer and mother Maye Musk is a supermodel.
When his parents divorced, he had mostly lived with his father at the age of 9. He felt his interest in the computer at the age of 10 and quickly learned to program. Then he built an interesting game named Blaster. The amazing fact is that he had built his first program at the age of 12.
Then he sold the game for $500 USD.
He moved to Canada when he was 17 and took admission to Queen’s University. Then in 1992, he left Canada to start his study on Business and Physics at the University of Pensylvania.
He is a citizen of three countries, which are South Africa, Canada & the United States of America. Musk also took the admission for PhD in energy physics at Stanford University, California.
Elon Musk and his brother Kimbal Musk launched their first company in 1995. The company name was Zip2. It was a city guide service provider. Then Compaq Computer Corporation bought the Zip2 in 1999 with a cost of $307 million.
In the same year, the Musk brothers used their money from the sale of Zip2 in X.com which was an online banking system. Now we know it as PayPal.
In 2002, eBay took PayPal for $1.5 billion in stock. That time Musk had $180 million in PayPal. He took his shared money from PayPal.
After breaking the business relationship with PayPal, Musk planned to build his own space organization. His plan was to build a convenient transport system commercially to space.
With the motivation to building something new in the Space industry, Elon Musk launched his third company Space Exploration Technologies Corporation or SpaceX in 2002.
Musk was able to build hi-tech spacecraft at a cheap cost.
In 2006, SpaceX launched its first flight. But the rocket crashed within seconds of the liftoff. The 2nd and 3rd flights were also failed in the years 2007 and 2008. The situation was so crucial for SpaceX. Because there was a huge chance of closing the company.
In 2008, September 28, Musk was ready for the 4th flight. It was the last flight if they did not succeed. But they became successful ai the fourth flight. It was a breathtaking journey for the company. The name of the rocket was ‘Falcon 1’ and it took place in the perfect orbit successfully.
Then on December 23, 2008, NASA contracted with SpaceX with $1.6 billion to transport cargo in the International Space Station (ISS) that was an amazing milestone for the company.
In the year 2011, SpaceX launched a specialized reusable rocket technology which was a history-changing invention. But there were also many failure stories. At last in December 2015, SpaceX rocket landed in the ground for the first time and gained the status of reusability.
In March 2017, the SpaceX rocket successfully landed on the sea platform.
Now the company is transporting any kind of supplies to the ISS and sending satellites in the pixel-perfect orbit. And Elon Musk is tasting the ultimate success after several failures.
Elon Musk has trust in what he is doing. It drives him inside the ultimate success. He is a thinker for the whole of mankind.
Musk is still working on his innovative ideas. He is running Tesla Motors to build unique and cost worthy cars beside the SpaceX. Elon Musk also working on many other things like HyperLoop to travel at the speed of sound.
He is an idol to the entrepreneurs worldwide and an inspiration to the millions.