The Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) is a space-transportation startup company founded by Elon Musk. Its stated goal is to improve the cost and reliability of access to space "ultimately by a factor of ten". It is based in El Segundo, California, USA.
SpaceX is developing a family of partially reusable two-stage kerosene–liquid-oxygen launch vehicles.
The launch crew in the Marshall Islands comprises 25 persons, with 6 in mission control.