CSUB hosts engineer, entrepreneur Elon Musk at sold-out speaker series

Musk runs SpaceX and Tesla Motors

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - California State University Bakersfield hosted engineer and CEO Elon Musk Wednesday.

Musk is the CEO and Chief Designer of SpaceX and Tesla Motors. Musk also serves as Chairman on a third company, SolarCity, which he co-founded.

Musk led SpaceX's efforts to be the first private company to successfully launch and dock a spacecraft with the international space station. He is also a trustee of the X Prize Foundation, which promotes renewable energy technologies.

"Elon Musk is known around the world as a successful entrepreneur and a man of tremendous ideas, and I'm excited that Elon accepted my invitation to come to Bakersfield and speak at my alma mater CSUB," said Kevin McCarthy.

The event at the CSUB Doré Theatre was sold out.

The CSU Bakersfield Distinguished Speaker Series is free and open to the public.

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