3 former SpaceX engineers have launched a robotic restaurant that makes a pizza every 45 seconds. Take a look inside.

Kate DuffyDecember 25, 2021 at 16:02 IST

3 former SpaceX engineers have launched a robotic restaurant that makes a pizza every 45 seconds.  Take a look inside.

  • Three former SpaceX engineers have made a robot machine for pizza making.
  • The machine, which can produce a pizza every 45 seconds, will be up and running next year.

Stellar Pizza, a robotic restaurant that can make a pizza every 45 seconds, opens for spring next year in Los Angeles.

Stellar Pizza, a robotic restaurant that can make a pizza every 45 seconds, opens for spring next year in Los Angeles.

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

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

SpaceX is headquartered in Hawthorne, California.REUTERS / Mike Blake

Tsai, CEO of Stellar Pizza, spent five years at Elon Musk’s company, designing advanced battery systems for rockets and satellites.

Tsai, CEO of Stellar Pizza, spent five years at Elon Musk's company, designing advanced battery systems for rockets and satellites.

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He assembled more than 23 former SpaceX employees to build an automated, non-contact pizza maker that fits in the back of a truck.

He assembled more than 23 former SpaceX employees to build an automated, non-contact pizza maker that fits in the back of a truck.

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Stellar Pizza’s robot machine can make, bake and top a pizza in less than five minutes.

Stellar Pizza's robot machine can make, bake and top a pizza in less than five minutes.

Stellar Pizza machine.Stellar Pizza

First, a ball of homemade pizza dough is placed into the machine, where it is pressed and shaped into a round shape.

First, a ball of homemade pizza dough is placed into the machine, where it is pressed and shaped into a round shape.

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

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

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

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

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One of Stellar Pizza’s employees is SpaceX’s former head chef, Ted Cizma, who formed the rocket company’s Food Service program for staff, according to his LinkedIn profile.

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

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

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

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

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

Stellar Pizza van and box.Stellar Pizza

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