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Former SpaceX engineers launch robot restaurant that makes a pizza every 45 seconds. Take a look.

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Stellar Pizza has more than 23 employees who used to work at Elon Musk's company.
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  • Three former SpaceX engineers have made a pizza-making robot machine.
  • The machine, which can produce a pizza every 45 seconds, will be in operation next year.
  • Stellar Pizza has more than 23 employees who used to work at Elon Musk's company.
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Stellar Pizza, a robotic restaurant that can churn out a pizza every 45 seconds, is opening in spring next year in Los Angeles.

Stellar Pizza.

The company was founded in May 2019 by three former SpaceX engineers, Benson Tsai, Brian Langone, and James Wahawisan.

SpaceX headquarters is shown in Hawthorne, California.
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Tsai, CEO of Stellar Pizza, spent five years at Elon Musk's company where he designed advanced battery systems for rockets and satellites.

Stellar Pizza machine.

He rounded up more than 23 former SpaceX employees to build an automated, touchless pizza-making machine that fits into the back of a truck.

Stellar Pizza van.

Stellar Pizza's robotic machine can make, bake, and top a pizza in under five minutes.

Stellar Pizza machine.

First, a ball of homemade pizza dough is put into the machine, where it gets pressed and moulded into a round shape.

Stellar Pizza machine

Once the dough is ready, the machine tops the pizza with sauce and other ingredients.

Stellar Pizza.

The raw pizza is then inserted into one of four high-temperature ovens in the robotic machine.

Stellar Pizza.

One of Stellar Pizza's employees is SpaceX's former executive chef, Ted Cizma, who formed the rocket company's Food Service program for staff, per his LinkedIn profile.

Stellar Pizza machine.

Cizma teamed up with pizza consultant, Noel Brohner, in an effort to make high-quality and affordable pizzas for Stellar Pizza.

Stellar Pizza machine

The company offers a pepperoni or supreme pizza. Alternatively, customers can build their own pizza with fresh toppings, including onions, bacon, chicken, and olives.

Stellar Pizza van and box.

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