[dropcap size=small]E[/dropcap]lon Musk is trying to change the world – besides bringing fully-electric vehicles to the masses through Tesla Motors, the tech mogul is working towards interplanetary travel. The SpaceX tycoon not only launches satellites, but also snagged a $1.6 billion contract with NASA.

But there’s so much more to the South-African-born man than the projects slated to take mankind into the future. See if you already knew these.

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