The Rise of SpaceX

The Rise of SpaceX

2020, Technology  -   9 Comments
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Elon Musk is popular for his eccentric persona and genius innovations in the technology space. After having a seemingly impossible dream of commercial space flight, he started off attempting what turned out to be a real impossibility: purchasing a space vehicle from the Russians. It turned out that building his own rocket would be a lot cheaper and in the ensuing years he made his vision a reality, with stakeholders and observers alike waiting with bated breath and fingers crossed to see what the outcome would be.

After a series of failed required tests and years of research, it seemed like accomplishing the dream itself would be impossible, but more recently his tests have been successful. The first opportunity for individuals outside of international space programs to enter and observe space seems much closer than anyone could have imagined before Elon Musk decided to practically pursue his dream.

He credits his strategic partnerships and his team with the success of his company, SpaceX. His company has earned its place in the aeronautical elite and has actually made some of the biggest achievements in research and development within the space. It also made successful launches to the international space station. His collaborations with established organizations over the years have added legitimacy to his pursuits.

We get to find out more about Elon's personality, his motivations, and his inspirations. The feature delves into the challenges he faced getting his companies off the ground and the personal, professional and financial toll it took on him and his family.

This documentary is for persons fascinated with space and curious about the people who are actually actively working towards making the idea of settling on other planets a reality. It is a recommended watch for others who can simply appreciate the tenacity it takes for someone to work hard at their dream and finally accomplish it.

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9 Comments / User Reviews

  1. derp

    14:28 mins. They should put it on low speed and let the space station catch them. Cheaper on fuel

  2. User-1

    Great video here. I liked that it took into consideration the beginning of SpaceX. Elon did a remarkable job and considering you take just about all the players out there today and stack them up to SpaceX, it just doesn't compare! SpaceX out shines them all!

  3. Larry

    Considering what SpaceX has accomplished compared to the usual suspects (Boeing, etc.!) I remember all the comments about landing and reusing aint gona happen. Dream big.

  4. Daniel Sorkin

    An inspirational story about perseverance and triumph over adversity. Well done. I am an admirer of Elon Musk, though not without qualification. He says stupid things at times, and his schedule projections are wildly overoptimistic, but he has accomplished great things already with the promise of more to come. And that's what counts.

  5. CCRider

    Wow, how did I never hear about this? This is GREAT news. What a massive accomplishment. I grew up during the time that space was everything. We loved NASA. Then it all seemed to stop, and you never heard anything anymore. This is so wonderful for me. I was crying with joy about their success.

  6. Tom Pain

    I am all for space exploration. But Mr Musk is a jerk. When someone named Armani (@historyofarmani) said, “You know what wasnt in the best interest of people? the U.S. government organizing a coup against Evo Morales in Bolivia so you could obtain the lithium there,” Musk responded with a shocking tweet: “We will coup whoever we want! Deal with it.”
    Not my kind of guy.

    1. Jean-Pierre Tardif

      « The idea of Settling on another planet a reality»... biggest joke ever. Come on people, get real!

  7. Brass Tacks

    Can't wait to see Starship Enterprise being built. Can't wait to see him start a new nation on another planet or the moon :D

  8. xph

    elons mind control and behavioral correcting microwave zapper satellites lol literal bond villan.