6 Tech Billionaires and Their Space Romance
Elon Musk and SpaceX
SpaceX was established in 2002 by Elon Musk, the founder of PayPal and Tesla Motors. He founded the company with $100 million from his pocket and in 2008, SpaceX was awarded a $1.6 billion NASA contract for 12 flights of their Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station.
In 2010, it became the first private company to launch obit and recover a spaceship. Musk already promised a $500,000 Mars flight by 2013.
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