By Adam Mann. Originally published on Timeglider.
SpaceX buys a 10% stake in Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd., which builds small satellites
The company is awarded a $100 million contract with the U.S. Air Force to provide launch vehicles for various projects
The first flight test of the Falcon 1 rocket ends in failure due to a fuel line rupture
SpaceX is awarded a Commercial Orbital Transportation Services contract from NASA, worth $278 million in seed money, to shuttle cargo and crew to the International Space Station
The second test flight of Falcon 1 rocket ends in failure
The company is awarded a NASA Launch Services contract for Falcon 1 and 9 rockets, potentially worth up to $1 billion.
The third test flight of Falcon 1 rocket ends in failure, with the rocket spinning out of control
The fourth test flight of Falcon 1 rocket succeeds in reaching orbit, the first privately funded liquid rocket to do so
SpaceX wins a Commercial Resupply Services contract from NASA to provide at least 12 missions carrying supplies and crew to the International Space Station, worth $1.6 billion