Elon Musk founded SpaceX in the year of 2002, and nowadays it appears that SpaceX is as much into the headlines as much as NASA. In 2002, Elon Musk along with his friends traveled to Russia to purchase a refurbished intercontinental ballistic missile. Elon Musk did not have the time to start a business at that time. He just wanted to invest a significant amount on a particular stunt that would reinvent the process of space exploration by NASA.
His primary intention was to buy a second-hand Russian rocket within a low budget and sent plants and mice on them and after that bring them back too. Musk thought that this activity would create history among the space enthusiasts. However, the meeting in Moscow did not turn out to be as successful as perceived by Musk. So he decided to manufacture rockets by himself and thereby remove other space contractors by delivery the best quality rockets.
Initially, Musk had the plans to reach Mars by 2010. However, it took six