Research Paper On Elon Musk

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Elon Musk: Engineer, Inventor, Explorer

Elon Reeve Musk is one of the worlds most influential, successful and visionary businessman alive. Musk has more business endeavors than the average person has hobbies. He is only 44 years old and his business endeavors already include, but not limited to, Zip2, X.com, PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla Motors, SolarCity, and Hyperloop. Musk’s life decisions have guided his path to enormous success. He is as close to the real life Iron Man as you will find. Musk is a philanthropist, chairman of the Musk Foundation, a husband and father to 4, has honorary doctorate degrees, awards and recognition, political influence, and has amassed massive wealth. What will Elon Musk be most remembered for?
Elon Musk was born
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Musk conceptualized a project called “Mars Oasis,” in 2001, in which he would “land a miniature experimental greenhouse on Mars that contained seeds and dehydrating gel, after hydrating the gel the seeds would grow on Martian soil” (McKnight, 2001). The project was to regain a dwindling public interest in space exploration and increase the budget of NASA. Musk quickly realized that the expense of getting to Mars was far greater than he expected and that there would need to be a breakthrough in rocket technology. Musk traveled the world meeting with different rocket builders and space engineers in hopes of finding the right rocket builder and the right price to make his project a reality but did not find a suitable candidate. Musk had the idea of creating a company that could build the rockets that he needed at a fraction of the cost. Musk saw opportunity where others saw dead ends. He hired renowned rockets engineers and opened a facility in El Segundo, California, called SpaceX. “Musk decided SpaceX’s first rocket would be named Falcon 1, a nod to Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon” (Vance, 2015). A few of SpaceX’s achievements include: the first privately funded, liquid-fueled rocket (Falcon 1) to reach orbit (28 September 2008), the first privately funded company to successfully launch (Falcon 9) orbit and recover a spacecraft (9 December 2010), the first private company to send a spacecraft 9Dragon) to the International Space Station (25 May 2012) and the first private company to send a satellite into geosynchronous orbit. In 2011, Musk stated that he hopes to “send humans to Mars’ surface within 10-20 years and believes that by 2035 at the latest, there will be

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