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On the flight back from Moscow, Musk realized that he could start a company that could build the affordable rockets he needed.Musk calculated that the raw materials for building a rocket actually were only 3 percent of the sales price of a rocket at the time.In December 2016, Musk founded The Boring Company, an infrastructure and tunnel-construction company.In addition to his primary business pursuits, Musk has envisioned a high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop, and has proposed a vertical take-off and landing supersonic jet electric aircraft with electric fan propulsion, known as the Musk electric jet.Griffin had worked for the CIA's venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel, as well as NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and was just leaving Orbital Sciences, a maker of satellites and spacecraft.The group met again with Kosmotras, and were offered one rocket for ; however, this was seen by Musk as too expensive; Musk consequently stormed out of the meeting.
He moved to Canada when he was 17 to attend Queen's University. in applied physics and material sciences at Stanford University in 1995 but dropped out after two days to pursue an entrepreneurial career.
In 2015, Musk co-founded Open AI, a nonprofit research company that aims to promote friendly artificial intelligence.
In July 2016, he co-founded Neuralink, a neurotechnology company focused on developing brain–computer interfaces, and is its CEO.
In 2006, Space X was awarded a contract from NASA to continue the development and test of the Space X Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft in order to transport cargo to the International Space Station, NASA Commercial Resupply Services program contract on December 23, 2008, for 12 flights of its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft to the Space Station, replacing the US Space Shuttle after it retired in 2011.
Astronaut transport to the ISS is currently handled solely by the Soyuz, but Space X is one of two companies awarded a contract by NASA as part of the Commercial Crew Development program, which is intended to develop a US astronaut transport capability by 2018.