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Elon Musk – Space Visionary

Do you know who Elon Musk is, what he does and how he is involved in Space Exploration

This page is dedicated to the great man who is Elon Musk

 

Elon Musk is truly a great space visionary, and one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time. Elon is a billionaire, however money is far from his motivation. Elon uses money from his business ventures for good, and more importantly for space exploration. Elon Musk is on a mission of great space exploration by creating spacecraft and technology that is funding and will fund space travel for today and for the future.

 

 

Before we get into Elon’s already quite remarkable achievements, let’s take a look at Elon’s early life and previous achievements that has gotten him to where he is now.

 

 

Early Life

Elon was born Pretoria, South Africa on June 28th, 1971. He is the son of Errol and Maye Musk. Elon has one brother and one sister, and a half brother and half sister.

At a very early age, Elon was very interested in computers and computer programming, and at this early age even wrote code for gamming. Unfortunately for Elon, not everyone liked his talents, which led him to be bullied at school. This made Elon even more determined in being a good person and to do good for humanity.

Naturally Elon excelled in school and university, and before long moved from his birth home in South Africa to Canada where his mother was living.

From Canada, Elon moved to the United Sates and attend one of the most prestigious university in the world, Stanford in California. Elon always wanted to moved to the US, to live and work, and create opportunities.

 

 

Career & Achievements before SpaceX

Elon has been involved and has started up a number of organizations to build up his fortune before his endeavors into space travel with his company SpaceX  

Elon was involved and ran companies like Zip2, x.com and PayPal. But one of Elon’s true callings was to start a company called SpaceX.

 

 

SpaceX

SpaceX mission is to ‘boldly go where one has gone’….. Em no, that is Star Trek, just joking. Elon’s and SpaceX mission ultimately is to get to Mars   

SpaceX is a fantastic company and is doing great work in making this amazing dream of regular Mars missions a reality one day. SpaceX also works with NASA and other space organizations, providing them with rockets and technology to use for missions. SpaceX also conducts certain space missions to the International Space Station

SpaceX is an amazing organization and is right now leading the new space race to Mars, and could well be the organization to get there. With Elon Musk leading the way, I would not be surprised is SpaceX make it there first.

 

Other ventures Elon Musk is involved in outside of SpaceX

Outside of SpaceX, Elon is the founder and CEO (chief executive officer) of a number of companies. These companies are also doing great work, not on Mars, but on Earth.  Below is a list of companies Elon is involved in:

Tesla – An electric automobile company.

SolarCity – A solar power company.

Gigafactory – A solar panel company.

Hyperloop – A high speed transportation company.

OpenAI – An Artificial Intelligence company.

Neuralink – A Neurotechnology company.

The Boring Company – A tunnel boring company.

Elon always states that he is an engineer at heart, and that is definitely true judging by all of these companies that is involved in, however he is also a business man, a visionary and a great man. Elon will be remembered as a pioneer of space exploration. 

 

 

Kids Fun Facts Corner

# 1. Elon Musk founded SpaceX in 2002.

# 2. Elon Musk has no formal training in rocketry.

# 3. Elon Musk is in direct space exploration competition with Jeff Bezos.

# 4. Elon Musk is a multi billionaire.

# 5. Elon Musk’s SpaceX estimate that seats on future missions to Mars will cost in the region of $500,000.

# 6. Elon Musk has a foundation dedicated to space exploration called the Musk Foundation.

# 7. Elon Musk is a South African, Canadian & US citizen.  

# 8. Elon Musk is a visionary in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

# 9. Elon Musk built model rockets as a kid.

# 10. Elon Musk has pledged to give away most of his fortune to good causes.

 

Q&A Corner

Q. In what year was Elon Musk born?

Q. In what year was SpaceX founded by Elon Musk?

Q. What types of citizenships does Elon Musk hold? 

Q. How much will a seat cost on future SpaceX missions to Mars?

Q. Who is in direct competition in the space race with Elon Musk? 

Q. Outside of SpaceX, name two other companies that Elon Musk is involved in?

Q. What is the name of Elon Musk’s foundation?

Q. How would Elon Musk describe his job? (hint what is at heart)

Q. What did Elon Musk build as a kid?

Q. What has Elon Musk pledged to do with this fortune?

Q. What will Elon Musk be remembered as?

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