Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or more popularly SpaceX, is a company formed by the Paypal founder to reduce space travel and exploration costs and facilitate Mars colonialization in the future. They have produced the first privately owned liquid-propellant rocket that has managed to reach the orbit- the Falcon 1. It has created new hopes for private players in space exploration.
Elon Musk had thought about the project ‘Mars Oasis’. He wanted to plant a miniature greenhouse on Mars that would contain seeds with dehydrating gel, and then hydrating the gel to create a plant-growing ecosystem on Mars. He wanted to reignite the public interest in Mars project of the NASA but figured out that the costs would be too high.