Elon Musk, a tech mogul with indirect ties to the crypto industry, sent two humans into orbit on May 30 in the first private, manned space craft launch in history.
«The launch will be the first time a private company, rather than a national government, sends astronauts into orbit,» Fox News said in a May 27 brief. «It will also be the first time that astronauts launch from U.S. soil since the final space shuttle mission in 2011.»
Ground control to Maj. Musk
Known for his leadership of futuristic car company Tesla, CEO Elon Musk disrupted the rocket sector in the early 2000s as the founder of SpaceX. Musk sped up the turnaround time for interstellar launches.
Today’s news saw Musk’s SpaceX launch two NASA astronauts up into orbit on the Crew Dragon ship, fueled by the Falcon 9 launch vehicle.
The trip is the first by SpaceX, in the company’s 18-year history, to hold human participants, Bloomberg detailed.
Originally scheduled for a May 27 launch, the trip was rescheduled for May 30 on account of weather uncertainties.
Elon Musk in crypto
SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Musk has not really directly involved himself in the crypto space, although he has commented on various aspects, and reportedly owns 0.25 Bitcoin (BTC).
The tech genius has spoken positively of Dogecoin (DOGE) on multiple occasions, saying the asset «might be» his number one crypto asset choice. In a joke poll on Twitter, the crypto community even voted Musk as the best CEO candidate for the asset.