Elon Musk is among the few people on Earth that are working towards changing the course of humanity's future in a drastic way. He founded SpaceX in 2002 to make life multiplanetary -colonize Mars. Since then, SpaceX has developed some of the world's most advanced rockets and spacecraft. Throughout the years Musk's bold ideas, ambitious goals, and ability to lead teams to achieve greatness has earned him a place in history. Hollywood actor Channing Tatum seems to be inspired by Musk's space venture that he is now planning to produce an HBO drama television series about Musk and his journey at SpaceX.
According to Deadline reporters, who first reported the news, Tatum's film production company, Free Association, will produce a six-episode scripted series. The story will be about how SpaceX started with a rocket that almost did not make it to orbit, to returning human spaceflight capabilites to the United States. "The project will be penned by Star Trek Beyond scribe Doug Jung based on Ashlee Vance’s book Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, first published in 2017," Deadline reports, "Free Association’s Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan will executive produce with Vance and Len Amato, HBO’s former President Of HBO Films, Miniseries & Cinemax."
The series' narrative could revolve around the challenges the company faced to launch a rocket to orbit. Reports state the story will begin with Musk searching for a team of talented engineers to collaborate with him to develop the first SpaceX rocket, and end with the company launching the first NASA astronauts to orbit in 2020. In May, the aerospace company performed its first crewed mission to the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley launched aboard Crew Dragon atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The historic mission was the first human flight launched from American soil in nearly a decade. The United States had been heavily dependent on booking Russian spacecraft to launch astronauts to space since NASA's Space Shuttle fleet was grounded in 2011. SpaceX ignited a new era in American spaceflight. The company is preparing to launch the next crew of astronauts next month.
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Evelyn J. Arevalo joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover news as a Space Journalist and SpaceX Starbase Texas Correspondent. Evelyn is specialized in rocketry and space exploration. The main topics she covers are SpaceX and NASA.