My God, it's full of stars! The Valley is crowded with big-league bigshots, and each deserves a testament to their lasting contributions to technology: in other words, a fake trading card.

Our first Valley player is Elon Musk, the mogul who used millions from his first dot-com sale to fund his second —, later PayPal. Now he plays with rockets at SpaceX, cutting launch prices for government and commercial space work. But the economy class carries some hazards — his company's latest launch crashed and burned last week.

Valley players: Elon Musk, rocketman


Elon Musk [Wikipedia]
Rocket Fails in SpaceX's First Launch [LA Times]