SpaceX is a private US company that produces space equipment. It was founded in 2002 by businessman Elon Musk. SpaceX designed the Falcon Rocket and the Dragon spacecraft families. Dragon delivers cargo to and from the ISS.
Residents across California were dumbfounded and awe-struck Sunday night as a strange object ignited the night sky. While many people’s first instinct was to think aliens were en route, it was, in fact, a SpaceX rocket launch.
Russia may develop reusable first stages for its rockets, which would likely land horizontally rather than in the style of SpaceX’s Falcons, Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin has said. He also had words for SpaceX boss Elon Musk.