What is SpaceX?

Founded in 2002 by billionaire Elon Musk, SpaceX creases space technology such as rockets and space craft with the ultimate objective of sustaining human life on other planets. The company is appraised for its ambitious futuristic goals, and its launching and successful return of a privately built space capsule back in 2010. Now, Musk aims to launch an astronaut into space.

Red Flag: Apollo Astronauts Criticize SpaceX

The mission has been criticized by Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong ,and Gene Cernan.  This warrants our attention as the famous astronauts have contested against commercial space flight on the grounds that an increased reliance on commercial vehicles for space exploration will threaten U.S. dominance in the sector.

Like Musk’s push for the mass commercialization of electric automobiles and solar panels despite financial concerns, the entrepreneur aims to commercialize space, even if it comes at the cost of America’s strides in becoming the leading nation in spaceflight and exploration.