Rocket maker SpaceX raises another $100 million
(Pakistan Press Club) – Elon Musk-led SpaceX has raised $100 million by selling shares, in an extension to a financing round earlier this year that raised up to $350 million, a regulatory filing showed on Monday.
SpaceX’s funding round in July had valued the rocket maker at about $21 billion, according to news reports.
In May, Space Exploration Technologies Corp launched its first satellite for the U.S. military with its Falcon 9 rocket, breaking a 10-year monopoly held by a partnership of Lockheed Martin (LMT.N) and Boeing (BA.N).
The Hawthorne, California-based company also has also outlined plans for a trip to Mars in 2022, to be followed by a manned mission to the red planet by 2024.
Besides SpaceX, Musk also leads electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O).