HAWTHORNE (CBSLA) — Fellow billionaire and SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted his congratulations to Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic.
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— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 11, 2021
He also complimented Virgin Galactic on its New Mexico space port, calling it a “cool design.”‘
Hawthorne-based SpaceX has taken a different approach, becoming a contractor for NASA and the private industry. It has already launched hundreds of satellites into orbit.MORE NEWS: Remains Found In Ballona Wetlands ID’d As Missing Woman Kolby Story
And earlier this year, a SpaceX rocket sent astronauts to the International Space Station on its Crew Dragon capsule.