RipleyStatus: Active 3/2/2019 – Nationality: Earthling Type: Non-Human First Flight: 3/2/2019 Last Flight: 3/2/2019Ripley is an Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD), named as a homage to Sigourney Weaver’s character in the Alien movies franchise, launched aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon for its inaugural flight to the International Space Station and back.LaunchesFalcon 9 Block 5 | SpX-DM1 (Demonstration Mission 1)SpaceXType: Commercial Abbreviation: SpX Administration: CEO: Elon Musk Founded: 2002 Launchers: Falcon Spacecraft: Dragon Country: USASpace Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.