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In October 2001, Musk travelled to Moscow with Jim Cantrell (an aerospace supplies fixer), and Adeo Ressi (his best friend from college), to buy refurbished Dnepr Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that could send the envisioned payloads into space.The group met with companies such as NPO Lavochkin and Kosmotras; however, according to Cantrell, Musk was seen as a novice and was consequently spat on by one of the Russian chief designers, and the group returned to the United States empty-handed.
Griffin had worked for the CIA's venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel, as well as NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and was just leaving Orbital Sciences, a maker of satellites and spacecraft.
His childhood reading included Isaac Asimov's Foundation series, from which he drew the lesson that "you should try to take the set of actions that are likely to prolong civilization, minimize the probability of a dark age and reduce the length of a dark age if there is one." Musk was severely bullied throughout his childhood and was once hospitalized when a group of boys threw him down a flight of stairs and then smashed his head into the pavement until he lost consciousness. Although Musk's father insisted that Elon go to college in Pretoria, Musk became determined to move to the United States.
As he states, "I remember thinking and seeing that America is where great things are possible, more than any other country in the world." At the age of 17, in 1989, Musk moved to Canada to attend Queen's University, avoiding mandatory service in the South African military.
He left in 1992 to study business and physics at the University of Pennsylvania; he graduated with an undergraduate degree in economics and stayed for a second bachelor's degree in physics.
After leaving Penn, Musk headed to Stanford University in California to pursue a Ph D in energy physics.
In May 2002, Musk founded Space X, an aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company, of which he is CEO and lead designer.