Elon Musk's Countdown: What's At Stake For Him And SpaceX?
If there was a chance to take a trip to Mars in your lifetime, would you go? Elon Musk, CEO and founder of Space Exploration Technologies (better known as SpaceX), has this dream. Listen to Musk for a few minutes and he talks of sending thousands, and eventually millions, of people to Mars. Founded in 2002, California-based SpaceX makes flight to space and building rockets a private endeavor. Watching the company develop and attempt its first missions seems similar to what it might have been like watching Howard Hughes get planes off the ground.