A video interview with SpaceX space entrepeneur and rocket builder, Elon Musk, on his Dragon capsule, rocket plans and retiring on Mars. [caption id="attachment_7557" align="alignnone" width="376"] Elon Musk at the Royal Aeronautical Society, 16 November 2012.[/caption] On 16 November CEO and Chief Designer of SpaceX,  Elon Musk was the guest of honour at the Royal Aeronautical Society to present a lecture entitled 'SpaceX and the future of space exploration'. [caption id="attachment_7559" align="alignnone" width="309"] SpaceX made history this year when its Dragon capsule became the first private spacecraft to dock with the ISS. (NASA TV).[/caption] We caught up with Elon to ask him about SpaceX's historic successes this year, his plans for every bigger rockets, visiting Mars and what his  favourite fictional spacecraft is (the answer may surprise you!). Check out our video interview below.   The packed lecture was also notable in that the audience saw Elon Musk presented with the Royal Aeronautical's Society's highest award - a Gold Medal. This award has been presented since 1909 when the first Gold Medal was given to the Wright Brothers. It is the most prestigious award in global aerospace honouring expectional contributions and acheivements. [caption id="attachment_7558" align="alignnone" width="376"] Elon Musk gets awarded a RAeS Gold Medal from Past-President Lee Balthazor[/caption] Watch the full fascinating lecture here including the Q&A session:  

Tim Robinson
23 November 2012