In early 2001, Elon Musk donated $100,000 to the Mars Society and joined its board of directors for a short time

2002 new space company SpaceX  launched

SpaceX was first headquartered in a warehouse in El Segundo, California

Musk has stated that one of his goals with SpaceX is to decrease the cost and improve the reliability of access to space 

SpaceX developed its first orbital launch vehicle, the Falcon 1, with internal funding 

SpaceX decided in 2005 to proceed with the development of the Falcon 9, a reusable heavier lift vehicle 

In early 2012, approximately two-thirds of SpaceX stock was owned by Musk 

SpaceX launched the first commercial mission for a private customer in 2013 

In January 2015, SpaceX raised US$1 billion in funding from Google and Fidelity, in exchange for 8.33% 

On 9 April 2022, SpaceX launched First all civilian crew to dock with the International Space Station