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SpaceX

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

3 July 2012

IPO deplayed

In 2012 an initial public offering (IPO) was perceived as possible by the end of 2013, but then Musk stated in June 2013 that he planned to hold off any potential IPO until after the "Mars Colonial Transporter is flying regularly", and this was reiterated in 2015 indicating that it would be many years before SpaceX would become a publicly traded company, where Musk stated that "I just don’t want [SpaceX] to be controlled by some private equity firm that would milk it for near-term revenue.