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Let’s make the roaring 20’s happen!

Elon Musk again said that let’s make this ’20s happen. The aspirational objective of SpaceX has been to land the first humans on Mars by 2024, but Elon Musk announced in October 2020 that 2024 would be the target date for an uncrewed trip. The Starship launch vehicle is expected to deliver between 100 and 150 tonnes (220,000–330,000 lb) to Mars.

There are a lot of things ahead of this year according to Elon Musk. Here is the list of missions performed by SpaceX so far.

2005–2009: Falcon 1 and first orbital launches

The Falcon 1, SpaceX’s first orbital launch vehicle, was created with private funds.  The Falcon 1 was a two-stage-to-orbit small-lift launch vehicle that could be used multiple times. Falcon 1 was estimated to have cost between US$90 million and US$100 million to develop.

2010–2012: Falcon 9, Dragon, and NASA contracts

SpaceX had planned to follow up its light Falcon 1 launch vehicle with the Falcon 5, an intermediate-capacity spacecraft. Instead, in 2005, the corporation opted to move through with the construction of the Falcon 9, a reusable heavy-lift vehicle.

2013–2015: Commercial launches and rapid growth

In 2013, SpaceX successfully launched its first commercial mission for a private customer. In 2014, SpaceX was awarded nine contracts out of a total of twenty that were freely bid on around the world.

2015–2017: Reusability milestones

With Falcon 9 Flight 20, SpaceX became the first company to successfully land and recover the first stage.

2017–2018: Leading global commercial launch provider

In July 2017, the company raised US$350 million for a valuation of US$21 billion.

2019–present: Starship, Starlink, and first crewed launches

In January 2019 SpaceX announced it would lay off 10% of its workforce in order to help finance the Starship and Starlink projects.

 

 



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