28/09/2008 SpaceX launches the first private spacecraft into orbit
Success SpaceX Falcon 1 Flight 4 September 28, 2008
SpaceX reaches orbit with Falcon 1 - Flight 4 (full video including Elon Musk statement)
The Falcon 1 was an expendable launch system privately developed and manufactured by SpaceX during 2006–2009. In 2008, Falcon 1 became the first privately-developed liquid-fuel launch vehicle to go into orbit around the Earth. Falcon 1 achieved orbit on its fourth attempt, in 2008 with a mass simulator as a payload.