SpaceX’s achievements include the first privately funded liquid-propellant rocket to reach orbit around Earth, the first private company to successfully launch, orbit, and recover a spacecraft, the first private company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station, the first vertical take-off and vertical propulsive landing for an orbital rocket, the first reuse of an orbital rocket, and the first private company to send astronauts to orbit and to the International Space Station. SpaceX has flown the Falcon 9 series of rockets over one hundred times.

Milestones of the company:

-In 2002, Elon Musk forms Space Exploration Technologies Corp., otherwise known as SpaceX.

– In 2003:

March: SpaceX successfully fires Falcon rocket main engine.

June: SpaceX opens a Washington office on Capitol Hill.

August: SpaceX successfully test fires Falcon rocket’s upper-stage engine.

-In 2006:

March 24: Launch of Falcon 1. Rocket fails.

August: SpaceX wins 2.6 billion contract to bring cargo supplies to the space station.

-In 2007:

March 21: Second launch of Falcon 1. Failure to reach orbit.

November: SpaceX breaks ground at Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

-In 2008:

January: SpaceX completes multiengine test-firing of Falcon 9 rocket.

Aug. 2: Third launch of Falcon 1 ends in failure.

Sept. 28: SpaceX launches Falcon 1 to orbit from the U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll site in the Central Pacific.

-In 2009: The second successful launch of Falcon 1, carrying RazakSat satellite.

-In 2010:

June 4: First launch of Falcon 9 rocket. Successful launch.

Dec. 8: SpaceX launches Dragon into orbit around Earth becoming first commercial company to successfully re-enter a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit.

-In 2011, SpaceX unveils plans to build a Falcon 9 Heavy rocket.

-In 2012, SpaceX scheduled to launch Falcon 9 carrying the Dragon capsule on a test flight to the International Space Station.

-In 2013, SpaceX launched the first commercial mission for a private customer.

– In 2014, SpaceX won nine contracts out of the 20 that were openly competed worldwide. NASA awarded SpaceX the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract to finalize the development of the Crew Transportation System

In April 2016, the company achieved the first successful landing on the autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) Of Course I Still Love You in the Atlantic Ocean.

In March 2017, SpaceX launched a returned Falcon 9 for the SES-10 satellite. This was the first time a re-launch of a payload-carrying orbital rocket went back to space.

– In May 2019 SpaceX launched the first large batch of 60 Starlink satellites, beginning the deployment of what would become the world’s largest commercial satellite constellation the following year.

– In July 2021, SpaceX unveiled another drone ship named A Shortfall of Gravitas, landing a booster from CRS-23 on it for the first time on 29 August 2021.

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