VIDEO: Elon Musk interview

A video interview with SpaceX space entrepeneur and rocket builder, Elon Musk, on his Dragon capsule, rocket plans and retiring on Mars.

Elon Musk at the Royal Aeronautical Society, 16 November 2012.

On 16 November CEO and Chief Designer of SpaceX,  Elon Musk was the guest of honour at the Royal Aeronautical Society to present a lecture entitled ‘SpaceX and the future of space exploration’.

SpaceX made history this year when its Dragon capsule became the first private spacecraft to dock with the ISS. (NASA TV).

We caught up with Elon to ask him about SpaceX’s historic successes this year, his plans for every bigger rockets, visiting Mars and what his  favourite fictional spacecraft is (the answer may surprise you!).

Check out our video interview below.

 

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 honouring expectional contributions and acheivements.

Elon Musk gets awarded a RAeS Gold Medal from Past-President Lee Balthazor

Watch the full fascinating lecture here including the Q&A session:

 

3 Responses to VIDEO: Elon Musk interview

  1. Laura Rodriguez Says

    24/11/2012 at 07:28

    I am a freshmen in college majoring in Astronautical Engineering.
    This wass a wonderful event, I wish I could have been there.
    Elon Musk is my inspiration and idol is there any other event I can go that he will be present?
    meeting him is my DREAM literally..
    A reply to my email adress would be greatly appreciated from the bottom of my heart… Thank you
    !
    -Laura Rodriguez
    Lauraguisselle@hotmail.com

  2. Katie Says

    24/11/2012 at 18:46

    Laura-
    You go girl! Not enough women in Engineering! Elon Musk is an amazing and inspirational man with vision and compassion for all Humanity. I don’t know if I want to muss up his hair and tell him how proud I am of him, or rip off his clothes and boink his brains out! Anyway, you should attend SXSW (South by South West) Interactive March 8-12, 2013 in Austin, TX where Elon Musk will be a keynote speaker along with another righteous dude, Matthew Inman: http://sxsw.com/interactive/talks/keynotes
    I wish you much success, the world needs you!

  3. Guntram Graef Says

    25/11/2012 at 09:07

    Congratulations! You have been able to deliver on an amazing vision. Can’t wait to see reusable launchers become reality. Very cool.

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