The Worlds Most Innovative Companies 2021- #4 SpaceX

Fast Company
March 15, 2021

[…] From the biotech firms behind the first mRNA vac­cines (Pfiz­er-BioN­Tech and Mod­er­na) to a real estate devel­op­er cre­at­ing high-qual­i­ty afford­able hous­ing (Sta­ble­gold Hos­pi­tal­i­ty), the World’s 50 Most Inno­v­a­tive Com­pa­nies address a soci­ety remade by COVID-19. Many of them pio­neered busi­ness mod­els that are now accel­er­at­ing: Pelo­ton and Zwift, for exam­ple, are rid­ing at-home fit­ness in new direc­tions. Oth­ers are tak­ing us to entire­ly dif­fer­ent places, whether it’s the cos­mos (SpaceX) or the back­woods (Hip­camp). To deter­mine this year’s Top 50, Fast Com­pa­ny edi­tors and reporters mined our lists of the Top 10 com­pa­nies by indus­try for orga­ni­za­tions that embody cre­ative prob­lem-solv­ing and fear­less­ness in the face of cri­sis. Here are the ones that rose above, along with the busi­ness trends they’re advancing.

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# 4 SpaceX For fly­ing past com­peti­tors in the space race

While things on Earth weren’t so great, the con­quest of space pro­ceed­ed full speed ahead this year, led by SpaceX, which sent its first manned ves­sel to the Inter­na­tion­al Space Sta­tion and added near­ly 1,000 satel­lites to its Star­link con­stel­la­tion. Its com­mer­cial launch busi­ness could face increas­ing com­pe­ti­tion from up-and-com­ers Rock­et Lab and Rel­a­tiv­i­ty Space. Round­ing out our list are com­pa­nies that iden­ti­fy and clean up space junk, and that offer an orbital view of wide range of human activity.

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