By CBSLA Staff

HAWTHORNE (CBSLA) — Fellow billionaire and SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted his congratulations to Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic.

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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.

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And earlier this year, a SpaceX rocket sent astronauts to the International Space Station on its Crew Dragon capsule.