SpaceX: Something Big Is Coming - Elon Musk to Hold Press Conference in Washington Tuesday
Posted: Friday, April 1, 2011
WASHINGTON - Elon Musk, CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), will hold a press conference on Tuesday, April 5th at the National Press Club in Washington to discuss his company's latest venture.
EVENT: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to Talk About the Next Big Thing
TIME: 11:20 AM
DATE: Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
LOCATION: National Press Club, Zenger Room
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045
CONTACT: Kirstin Brost, SpaceX, 202-649-2716, email@example.com
SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches a family of launch vehicles and spacecraft that are increasing the reliability and performance of space transportation, while improving affordability. With the Falcon rockets, SpaceX has a diverse manifest of launches to deliver commercial and government satellites to orbit. After the Space Shuttle retires, the Falcon 9 and SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft will start carrying cargo, including live plants and animals, to and from the International Space Station for NASA. Falcon 9 and Dragon were developed to one day carry astronauts.
Founded in 2002 by Elon Musk, SpaceX is a private company owned by management and employees, with minority investments from Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Valor Equity Partners. The company has over 1,250 employees in California, Texas and Florida. For more information, and to watch the video of the Falcon 9 and Dragon launches, visit the SpaceX website at SpaceX.com.