SpaceX has been such a successful company mainly because of its versatile CEO Mr. Elon Musk. But there is another person who has been the backbone of the design activities of the rockets of the SpaceX company that have launched off to date. His name is Tom Mueller, who is one of the first employees of the SpaceX Company and joined in the year of 2002. After so many years he is now the propulsion chief technology officer.
Recently Mueller recalled how he created Merlin engines of the SpaceX. He also gave some hints on the mighty Raptor engines that will soon be unveiled. He came to take his Space pioneer award at the National Space Society’s International Space Development Conference. Before working with SpaceX, Mueller was associated with TRW for an extended period of 15 years. In his previous company, he was in charge of the propulsion and the combustion products and liquid rocket engine development. After hiring