Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971, in South Africa. By the age of 12, he was very interested in computers, and programmed a game called “Blastar”, sold to a computer magazine for $500, which would be 1,280 dollars in 2016. In 1988, Elon moved from South Africa because he smartly turned down a mandatory military service.
In 2002, Musk created SpaceX, and had a goal to made inexpensive rockets. The first rocket launched in 2006.
SpaceX also made the Dragon Spacecraft, that was used to carry cargo to the International Space Station, and carry seven astronauts. SpaceX invented a cheap reusable rocket that could take off and return to the launch pad that it was launched from.
In 2013, Elon Musk planned a high-speed-rail system that was based in California, called the Hyperloop. The train would be able to complete the 350-mile trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes, going a top speed of 750, almost the speed of sound. Elon Musk couldn’t work on the project because he claimed his responsibilities kept him too busy to finish the Hyperloop.