Video Village With Ask Chris: Elon Musk Tours Space X

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Following a mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station, the Dragon capsule successfully returned to Earth this morning, splashing down in the Pacific some 500 miles off the coast. The capsule will be shipped back to Space X in Hawthorne where it was created in a factory built by Jack Northrop which once housed his fleet of fighter jets and flying wings. I had the chance to tour the plant recently and was blown away by the bustling factory floor that was part Henry Ford and part  Dr. Morbius.  Thanks to this clip, we can now see what founder Elon Musk (PayPal, Tesla, Solar City) sees when the real-life Tony Stark visits his spaceship factory next to the Hawthorne airport.

 

Photograph by Brian Solis