9 Interesting Facts about SpaceX

  • Elon Musk launched the firm in 2002.

  • They are the first commercial corporation to launch a spacecraft into orbit around the International Space Station.

  • The Falcon 9 is named after Star Wars' Millennium Falcon. The "9" represents the number of rocket engines on a rocket.NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be the first to fly onboard the Dragon spacecraft during the Demo-2 trip to and from the International Space Station.

  • According to the SpaceX website, the company's mission is to advance space technology in order to enable humans to live on other worlds.



  • More than 100 launches have been contracted by SpaceX.

  • According to SpaceX's website, it is the only private firm capable of returning a spacecraft from low Earth orbit, which it achieved for the first time in 2010.

  • According to the SpaceX website, the business created history in 2012 when its Dragon spacecraft became the first commercial spaceship to transfer goods to and from the International Space Station.



  • As a nod to Monty Python's Flying Circus, SpaceX's Dragon capsule spaceship carried a wheel of cheese on its first test flight.

  • The barge on which SpaceX is attempting to land their rocket is called "Just Read The Instructions," after a ship in Iain M. Banks' novel series.

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