IRON MAIDEN Visits 'Hugely Impressive' SpaceX Headquarters

September 17, 2019

Several members of IRON MAIDEN visited the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California on a day off from the North American leg of their ongoing "Legacy Of The Beast" tour.

The band posted a photo from the visit along with the following caption: "Day off and the kind folks @spacex invited us for a tour - hugely impressive! Lots of MAIDEN fans there who never need to say 'I'm not a rocket scientist but...' They even named a key work area after us. Big thanks to everyone there who made us so welcome, you guys do a very special job and we were honoured to visit."

Privately owned SpaceX, also known as Space Exploration Technologies Corp., was founded in 2002 by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, who is also a co-founder of electric car maker Tesla Inc.

Musk has reportedly said that he founded SpaceX because he was frustrated that NASA wasn't doing more to get people to Mars. His "aspirational" timeline has 2022 as the date for the launch of the first Big Falcon Spaceship missions to the red planet.

IRON MAIDEN kicked off the 33-city North American leg of "Legacy Of The Beast" on July 18 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

The concept for the "Legacy Of The Beast" tour was inspired by MAIDEN's mobile game and comic book of the same name. The stage set design features a number of different but interlocking "worlds" with a setlist covering a large selection of 1980s material with a handful of surprises from later albums to add diversity.

Day off and the kind folks @spacex invited us for a tour - hugely impressive! Lots of Maiden fans there who never need...

Posted by Iron Maiden on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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