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Can people live on Mars? Elon Musk aims to find out. Photograph by European Space Agency and reused by Creative Commons by Shared Attributions 3.0

Can people live on Mars? Elon Musk aims to find out. Photograph by European Space Agency and reused by Creative Commons by Shared Attributions 3.0

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What do you know about SpaceX? How they shot a Tesla into space? Have you heard about their new projects coming out soon? 

SpaceX is making intriguing, scientific developments; the company was founded to revolutionize space technology. Elon Musk, CEO and designer, is the cool guy who thinks outside of the box. Born in South Africa, Musk become a multimillionaire in his late twenties through his powerful mind and overcoming struggles.

In 2002 and 2003, he founded Tesla Motors and SpaceX, but as interesting as his background is, the amazing works are those he has sculpted out for the future.  A young creator with a brilliant mind is bringing out the best for our generation. Elon Musk has seemingly endless creative possibilities.

The real question that everyone is asking, though, is “Will SpaceX change the rocket equation?’’ 

SpaceX’s most recent project on Feb. 22 was the Paz Mission, which was a satellite launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It carried two PAZ satellites that have an advanced radar system that will provide new imaging possibilities and will serve government and commercial needs.

Musk’s goal is to get people on Mars to live. On Feb. 6 SpaceX made progress towards doing that when they test launched the first Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket in the world with the ability to lift 141,000 pounds into space. They see the greatest barrier to space travel is the expense so they are trying to reduce expenses by reusing parts of the ship. The Falcon Heavy consists of three reusable first stage rockets, that successfully landed back on earth–two at Kennedy Space Center and one on a platform in the Atlantic. It also consisted of a second stage rocket and a payload, which can also carry a Dragon spacecraft which can carry people into space.

The payload of the recent launch carried Musk’s red Tesla roadster with Starman, a mannequin in a space suit, a miniature version of the roadster and Star Man, and a digital history of earth. The payload will enter an Earth?Mars orbit around the sun which is expected to last for a billion years.

Are we the only living species? What else is out there? Who else? These are questions that the founder hopes to one day answer. If you are interested on more information about these upcoming projects, then go to the website SpaceX.

SpaceX makes historical milestones–it is the future, our future.

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