The Elon Musk funded SpaceX today launched Falcon9, the first ever privately funded space mission. The rocket is currently en-route to the International Space Station (ISS) where it will dock & offload supplies. NASA have apparently signed a billion dollar contract with SpaceX to deliver supplies to ISS over a dozen missions.
This is a huge win for Elon Musk, the entrepreneur who’s been on a roll. In case, you further need proof of his accomplishments, look no further
1) He founded a startup which eventually acquired PayPal’s parent company once he realized the value proposition of online transactions. He sold it to eBay for more than a billion dollars in early 2000’s
2) He also founded Tesla Motors which is at the forefront of electric cars & also got GM / Toyota to invest in the company in return for electric power-train supplies to both manufacturers.
3) Also founded the largest solar power provider in United States, SolarCity
Joshua Davis had an excellent, EXCELLENT writeup on Tesla a couple of years back. Do give it a read.