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SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California.

31 October 2003

Falcon 1

SpaceX was first headquartered in a 75,000 square feet warehouse in El Segundo, California. Musk decided SpaceX's first rocket would be named Falcon 1, a nod to Star Wars' Millennium Falcon. Musk planned for Falcon 1's first launch to occur in November 2003, 15 months after the company started.