SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company ever to return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, which it first accomplished in December 2010.The company made history again in May 2012 when its Dragon spacecraft attached to the International Space Station, exchanged cargo payloads, and returned safely to Earth — a technically challenging feat previously accomplished only by governments. Since then Dragon has delivered cargo to and from the space station multiple times, providing regular cargo resupply missions for NASA. All the while, SpaceX continues to work toward one of its key goals—developing reusable rockets, a feat that will transform space exploration by delivering highly reliable vehicles at radically reduced costs.

Company Growth (employees)
Hawthorne, US
Size (employees)
4,114 (est)+2%
SpaceX was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Hawthorne, US

Key People at SpaceX

Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Bret Johnsen

Bret Johnsen

CFO & President of Strategic Acquisitions Group
Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
David Harris

David Harris

Deputy General Counsel
Mathew Dunn

Mathew Dunn

Director, Legislative Affairs, Business Development

SpaceX Office Locations

SpaceX has offices in Hawthorne, Washington, Seattle, Irvine and in 1 other locations
Hawthorne, US
Redmond, US
Irvine, US
Seattle, US
Washington, US

SpaceX Metrics

SpaceX Summary

Founding Date


Market valuation*

$12 b

Total Funding

$1.2 b

Latest funding size

$1 b

Time since last funding

about 2 years
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We estimate that SpaceX's latest funding round in January 2015 was $1 b. In total, SpaceX has raised $1.2 b. We estimate that SpaceX's latest valuation is $12 b.

SpaceX Financials

We estimate that SpaceX's revenue is $680 m in 2013 which is a 32% decrease from the previous period.
Y, 2013Y, 2014


$680 m$1 b

Revenue growth, %

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