SpaceX is a U.S. space transportation company that designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft with the ultimate goal of enabling life on other planets. The company has more than 6,000 employees located at its Hawthorne, CA, headquarters as well as other sites across the country. As one of the world’s fastest growing providers of launch services, SpaceX has secured over 100 missions to its manifest, representing over $12 billion on contract. These include commercial satellite launches as well as US government missions. SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft currently makes regular cargo resupply missions to the International Space Station for NASA and will soon fly astronauts under the Commercial Crew Program, with the first demonstration flight targeted for January 2019.
SpaceX is a member of the South Bay Workforce Investment Board. In 2018, SpaceX employees participated in incumbent worker programs at the South Bay One Stop Business & Career Center in Inglewood in the areas of Non Destructive Testing and CNC Machining. Throughout the year, Skills Upgrade Information Sessions were also held for current employees from various South Bay aerospace and defense companies, including SpaceX.