Space Exploration Technologies Corp., is an American spacecraft manufacturer, launch service provider and satellite communications company headquartered in Hawthorne, California.
The company was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and to colonize Mars. The company manufactures the Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and Starship heavy-lift launch vehicles, the Cargo Dragon and Crew Dragon spacecraft, the Starlink mega-constellation satellite and rocket engines.
- Founded: March 14, 2002
- Founder: Elon Musk
- Website: spacex.com
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