American space company SpaceX, founded by American billionaire Elon Musk, has now become a heavyweight in the space industry. Proof, the US space agency NASA chose this company to send astronauts into space, by signing a contract valued at hundreds of millions of dollars
Before it comes to this, things weren't always easy for Elon Musk, who dreamed for many years of sending men into space. NASA and former French astronaut Michel Tonini say astronauts weren't too confident in Elon Musk. In an interview with French media BFM Business on the social network Twitch, he stated: «When we saw the arrival of Elon Musk in 1995, I was at NASA. , we saw it. He arrives shy and tells us: “I want to make rockets to send men into space.” We didn't really believe it, and no one really believed it.
Things are different today because SpaceX has come a long way and has already sent astronauts to the International Space Station. Note that Elon Musk’s company was particularly helpful in terms of the cost of launching a rocket., which was very expensive for NASA at the time. According to Michel Tonini, «the cost of take-off is 500 millions of dollars». However, Elon Musk's intervention reduced this cost by ten
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