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Workforce History:

Founded in 2002, SpaceX, Space Exploration Technologies designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. Headquartered in Hawthorne, California, SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. In December 2010, this privately owned company was the first of its kind to return a spacecraft from low-Earth Orbit. 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 governmental agencies.

South Bay Partnership:

SpaceX is the world’s fastest-growing provider of launch services. Profitable and cash-flow positive, the company has nearly 50 launches on its manifest, representing close to $5 billion in contracts. These include commercial satellite launches as well as NASA missions. Maintaining qualified staff will enable SpaceX to maintain its present course.

Outcome and Benefits:

Seeing the need to maintain a healthy, vibrant, cutting-edge science, technology and engineering workforce, SpaceX has committed to an ongoing partnership with the South Bay Workforce Investment Board and continues to exhibit an outstanding, on-going dedication to the aerospace industry, its employees and the surrounding communities it serves.

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