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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Congratulations to Elon Musk

 Elon Musk with his Tesla Electric Car.

Elon Musk with is private cargo rocket that is on its way to the space station.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A private cargo rocket headed to the International Space Station blasted off early Tuesday morning. Built by Space Exploration Technologies Corp. of Hawthorne, Calif. — commonly known as SpaceX — this rocket is carrying only about 1,000 pounds of cargo, and nothing of great value. The importance is instead technical and symbolic.

Elon Musk (born June 28, 1971) is a South African born inventor, engineer and entrepreneur best known for co-founding SpaceXTesla Motors and, which later became Paypal. He is currently the CEO and Chief Designer of SpaceX, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors and Chairman of SolarCity. While at those companies, Musk created the first viable electric car of the modern era, the Tesla Roadster, a private successor to the Space Shuttle Falcon 9, and the world's largest Internet payment system PayPal.

From NY Times and Wikipedia.