Recommendation by Lemi
Proving that today’s startups go above and beyond—literally—Elon Musk’s (of Paypal and Tesla Motors) SpaceX is in the business of launching spacecrafts into low earth orbit. In 2008, it became the first privately-funded organization to send a payload into space. Two years later, SpaceX’s Dragon was recognized as the first privately-owned spacecraft to return to Earth from orbit. It was also the first private rocket to dock in the International Space Station (ISS) in 2012. SpaceX continues to be a pioneer in the space industry, sending unmanned vehicles to the ISS, proving the possibility of reusing rockets, and signing on with NASA to fly astronauts to space by 2023!