Its ambition is to "revolutionise space travel", but when it comes to manned missions, Mr Elon Musk's SpaceX company sometimes seems to have struggled to... well, to get off the ground.
It has become a big player in satellite launches and achieved some impressive milestones, but some of the targets and timelines linked to its grandest plans have turned out to be wildly optimistic. That's not even to mention the Tesla chief executive officer's recent behaviour, which has led some investors to question exactly which planet he is on.
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