28 September

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Risking everything he had gained from the sale of PayPal in pursuit of his ultimate goal – enabling human kind to live on planets beyond earth – Elon Musk founded the company SpaceX in 2002. And, on this day in 2008, SpaceX’s Falcon 1 became the first privately owned rocket to enter earth’s orbit.

Since then, the company has continued to break records and is focused on another game-changing breakthrough: developing reusable rockets. Tonight we're gazing upwards, thinking about Elon and his team's incredible vision, and enjoying Harry Craddock's 1930s cocktail The Star.

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