Elon Musk formed SpaceX in 2002 with the help of wealthy individuals like Jared Issacman. The goal of the company is to revolutionize the aerospace industry by making space travel more affordable. The company designs, manufactures, and launches advanced spacecraft with crews and rockets into space.
They had the first privately funded liquid-propellant rocket to reach orbit in 2008 called the Falcon 1. The company also launched the Dragon with the successful recovery of the spacecraft in 2010 and sent the spacecraft to the Internation Space Station in 2012.
SpaceX also launched the first all civilian crew on the Inspiration4. Among those was the youngest American to enter space and the first Black female spacecraft pilot. All while raising $200 million for cancer research and returning to earth safely. The company is planning more launches for the future in an attempt to make space travel more affordable. Space is a considerable unknown for people of the earth, and space exploration is the first step to understanding the massive unknown.