SpaceX is one of the largest private space companies in the world, and is also one of several aerospace companies to receive a $1.8bn investment from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
But what’s it invested in?
Investing in space research and development, research and manufacturing and satellites, the company is also known for its space-themed branding.
In 2018, it announced it was funding research into the use of solar energy for space travel, and that its satellites could be used to send messages across the world.
SpaceX’s first payload, the Solar Impulse 2, was launched in April 2019 and flew for about three months, with the second test flight taking place in February 2020.
But in 2020, the firm announced it had reached a milestone of more than $1bn in venture funding.
In October 2020, SpaceX announced that it had signed a partnership with Virgin Galactic, which is now looking to bring its reusable spacecraft to the International Space Station.
That’s significant because SpaceX and Virgin Galactic have a history of launching satellites together.
Virgin Galactic’s launch of a rocket from Cape Canaveral in March 2020 was part of the company’s second round of investments.
In July 2020, SpaceX announced that its Falcon Heavy rocket was set to be used in the next round of the Commercial Crew Program, which was announced in February 2021.
In December 2020, NASA announced it would award SpaceX a contract to test the company and its Falcon 9 rocket in 2021.
SpaceX also announced in October 2020 that it would be launching a rocket carrying the first stage of its Falcon 7 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
NASA is now in the process of awarding the contract to SpaceX for the first launch of the Falcon Heavy, but in a press release in November 2020, it said it was not yet ready to award the first contract to the firm.
SpaceX’s next round in 2021 is scheduled to take place in 2021, with a launch expected by 2019.
But as the company has said before, the future of the commercial space program is uncertain and is likely to be delayed by several years.
NASA’s Commercial Crew program is intended to be a short-term effort, aimed at getting the first crew to the ISS by the end of 2024.
The first flight of the rocket will be carried out in the 2021-2022 timeframe, but it is likely that it will be used for a second launch later in the decade.
The next stage of the program, which will be known as the Crew Dragon, is scheduled for launch in 2022.
But the program has not been officially confirmed as a full commercial spaceflight program yet.
NASA has said that the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) program, also known as Crew Exploration Vehicle, will continue as the space agency’s primary commercial space vehicle.
The CRS program, however, has faced many delays and challenges over the years.
It is the largest and most ambitious of NASA’s space programs, but also one that has faced a number of major challenges.
NASA was awarded the contract for a Commercial Crew Vehicle (CCV) in February 2018, which flew for just over three months and included a launch from Cape Kennedy.
The program was supposed to last five years, but was delayed by the first flight being cancelled due to technical issues, and then by the second flight being delayed again due to an issue with the vehicle’s computer.
However, NASA has now said it will use the first test flight of its Crew Dragon vehicle to begin construction on a second CRS vehicle, which could begin in 2021 or 2022.
It remains unclear when the first CRS test flight will occur, but the next flight is scheduled in 2021 and will be the first one to be conducted from Vandenburg Air Force base in California, rather than Cape Canaveral.
The Commercial Crew and Commercial Resurgence programs have also faced many problems.
In March 2020, after the first Commercial Crew flight failed, NASA suspended the program indefinitely.
In April 2020, another flight failed.
In May 2020, a third flight failed to successfully launch.
In June 2020, two more failed tests, but those tests were successful.
Then in July 2020 NASA announced that the second launch was cancelled, and a third failed launch in June 2021 was postponed due to issues with the rocket’s computer and a computer problem that caused the rocket to lose control.
However that launch was still scheduled for later that month.
In November 2020 the US Air Force suspended the Commercial Cargo program, and the Commercial Space Transportation Services (CCST) program was also suspended.
It was also announced that SpaceX would be the only private company to receive $1 billion in funding from the US government in 2021 alone.
The space agency also announced it has signed a contract with Virgin Atlantic, a company that has been developing rockets for a number years.
Virgin Atlantic will launch its Falcon 10 rocket in January 2021, and it is expected to launch two missions in the Commercial CRS Program.