10 Fun Facts About Elon Musk

On 16 November 2012, Musk was the guest of honor at the Royal Aeronautical Society to present a lecture entitled ‘SpaceX and the future of space exploration’. The packed lecture was also notable in that the audience saw Elon Musk presented with the Royal Aeronautical’s Society’s highest award – a Gold Medal. This award has been presented since 1909 when the first Gold Medal was given to the Wright Brothers. It is the most prestigious award in global aerospace honouring expectional contributions and acheivements. Musk earned it from all his work with SpaceX, including the Dragon capsule – the first privately made spacecraft to reach the Eart’s orbit.