In American business history, there are plenty of mythological garage founders, from Walt Disney to Sam Wharton, from David Packard to Steve Job.
All those amazing founders created amazing companies that change the way consumers around the globe buy, consume and are entertained.
Elon Musk did something different. With Space X, he targeted a sector that for the last 70 years have been completely monopoly of the NASA and of the US Federal Agencies.
How visionary and crazy you should be to go and commercially challenge NASA?
Space X is the first and only private American company that has been awarded contracts from the Federal Government for the launch of national security satellites to a sole rocket station.
Elon Musk is 100% autodidact about rockets and space. He taught himself rocket science by reading textbooks and talking to industry heavyweights.
Today Space X rockets (Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy7) are the faster and cheaper rockets around the globe. US Space Authority awarded contracts to Space X for several space missions.
Furthermore, Space X, that employ over 5,000 people, is at break-even from a financial point of view.
The next mission of Musk is to land on Mars. That mission will depend on the success of Space X next rocket design. know as the BFR (or Big F****** Rocket), due to launched in the mid 2020.
I suspected that it is something achievable by Elon Musk....