[That's an artist's illustration of the SpaceX Dragon capsule pulling away from the booster; just sayin' because this kind of thing looks quite real... and soon will be.]
I remember the first launch of the Falcon 1 for a suborbital test. It got scrubbed, so I went to lunch with my family. I got a phone call from a friend halfway through the meal an hour later saying they had launched! I was so used to NASA taking at least a day to start things back up that it didn’t even occur to me that a small company might be more flexible. It was right around then that I realized Musk was on to something.
Now they’ve had several successful launches, have lots of funding from NASA and other private companies, and have big plans for a heavy lift booster. It’s still early in the game, but I have high hopes for this company… very high.
Congrats to everyone at SpaceX!
Links to this Post
- SpaceX launch will be a key test for NASA | Business, the Future and Emerging Tech | March 15, 2012
- Space X's Elon Musk: "I think it would be cool to be born on Earth and die on Mars. Hopefully not at the point of impact." - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine | March 15, 2012
- SpaceX, rotta verso la Stazione Spaziale | infropy - information entropy | March 16, 2012
- SpaceX: 10 Years Old and So Much To Show For It. | The Refined Geek | March 20, 2012