Space Exploration Technologies is a space-transportation startup company founded by Elon Musk. SpaceX designs manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. SpaceX develops crew and cargo capsules, engines, cryogenic tank structures, avionics, equipment, guidance, and control software. The company is developing the partially reusable launch vehicles Falcon 1 and Falcon 9. Founded in 2002, Space Exploration Technologies is headquartered in Hawthorne, California.