On Friday, November 16, CEO and Chief Designer of SpaceX, Elon Musk was the guest of honor at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London to present a lecture entitled ‘SpaceX and the future of space exploration’.
The packed lecture was also notable in that the audience saw Elon Musk presented with the Royal Aeronautical’s Society’s highest award – a Gold Medal. This award has been presented since 1909 when the first Gold Medal was given to the Wright Brothers. It is the most prestigious award in global aerospace honoring exceptional contributions and achievements.
Elon Musk founded Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), in June 2002. Since then SpaceX has developed the Falcon family of launch vehicles and the Dragon multi-purpose spacecraft.
His personal goal is to eventually enable human exploration and settlement of Mars.