The Manned Dragon spacecraft of Space Exploration Technology (SpaceX) was successfully launched by the Falcon 9 rocket at 15:24 p.m. local time on May 30, and the spacecraft has now successfully docked with the International Space Station, with two astronauts on board. Elon Musk, spaceX’s founder and CEO, has once again come under the spotlight on the first successful manned launch by a commercial space company.
Tesla, the electric car maker that also has Musk’s CEO, is expected to benefit from the successful launch of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft, according to media reports.
While SpaceX and its founder, Elon Musk, have received attention for their manned space launch missions, SpaceX’s space launch mission sits not directly linked to consumers, but will greatly increase musk’s attention, and Musk’s CEO electric car maker, Tesla, has a direct relationship with consumers, and Tesla’s sales of electric vehicles are expected to increase significantly.
Second, SpaceX’s manned space launch mission actually has tesla elements. Tesla’s Model X, which is used to transport astronauts to the launch pad, was selected in January as a special vehicle for the transfer of astronauts. Earlier this month, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine released multiple photos of the transit vehicle, with NASA logos on the roof and doors.
When selected as a special vehicle and printed with NASA’s logo,media have carried out a lot of coverage of this, which is a good publicity for Tesla electric vehicles, will naturally increase the outside public focus on Tesla electric vehicles, and thus increase sales.