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Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Mr Elon Musk FRS

Fellow


Elected: 2018

Biography

Elon Musk is the CEO and co-founder of SpaceX, Tesla, Neuralink and The Boring Company.

As lead designer at SpaceX, Elon oversees the development of rockets and spacecraft for missions to Earth orbit and ultimately to other planets. The SpaceX Falcon 1 was the first privately developed liquid fuel rocket to reach orbit, in 2008. In 2017, SpaceX made further history by re-flying both a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft for the first time. By pioneering the development of reusable rockets, SpaceX is pursuing the long-term goal of making humans a multi-planet species.

At Tesla, Elon oversees product design, engineering and manufacturing. The Tesla Roadster debuted in 2008, followed by Model S in 2012, the Model X SUV in 2015 and in 2017 the Model 3, a mass-market electric car. Tesla produces a unique set of energy products – Powerwall, Powerpack and Solar Roof – making it the world’s first vertically-integrated sustainable energy company. Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.

Neuralink is developing ultra-high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect the human brain to computers.

The Boring Company is combining fast, affordable tunneling technology with an all-electric public transportation system in order to alleviate soul-crushing urban congestion and enable high-speed long distance travel.

Previously, Elon co-founded and sold PayPal, the world's leading Internet payment system, and Zip2, one of the first internet maps and directions services.

Professional positions

CEO and Chief Designer, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation

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