Seattle is already an information technology hub, but now Elon Musk wants to turn it into a private space travel hub as well. The SpaceX founder recently announced that his company is opening a new office in the city that will eventually see hundreds of people employed who will be focusing primarily on the development of satellites.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk has said that video-game developers make for great aerospace engineers. If that’s the case, his company’s new Seattle-area location is in a great location for poaching some prime talent. The company’s new office is located in Redmond, Wash., a few minutes down the highway from Microsoft’s Xbox campus and the Nintendo of America headquarters, and in the midst of numerous video-game startups. SpaceX hasn’t announced or confirmed the location — company representatives declined to comment beyond Musk’s comments to Bloomberg News earlier today — but GeekWire found the site by searching Redmond building permits. We verified the location by visiting the nondescript and unmarked building, where a person wearing a SpaceX badge answered the door.