“This mission, NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2, returned human spaceflight capability to Florida’s Space Coast with the launch of two American astronauts, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, to the International Space Station on an American rocket from American soil as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.”
Although not a big fan of his tweets, I’ve been a fan of Elon since the first SpaceX’s experimental rockets & Tesla’s original roadster. I mean deciding to name the rocket Falcon as a nod to Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon? Who wouldn’t be a sucker for that? No matter how many live streams of those launches (and landings) I’ve seen I could never ceased to be amazed each time, and last night was no exception. My heart felt like it was about to burst, crossing my fingers constantly while watching as the vehicle with its precious cargo punches through Max-Q & going supersonic, I was jumping up & down like a little kid, it was too emotional. These achievements are truly remarkable & will always in my opinion be under-appreciated by others, especially in these strange times where stupid people (even friends & family in our very own households) like to dismiss science, where they believe that the Earth is flat and a global pandemic is just a hoax created by governments. Instead of supporting those who try to do good, they mock those who sacrifice their safety, wealth and reputation. Dismissing scientific facts & even mocking philanthropists like Gates & the rest who are working daily to better our quality of life.
With all the natural disasters and human injustices going on all over the world, these events (like this Crew Dragon Demo-2 launch) also give us a glimpse of a much brighter & exciting future ahead of us. We must welcome & embrace them with open arms & support these men & women that are working tirelessly to makes all of our dreams a reality.
Congratulations Elon & all of the SpaceX & NASA crew, I hope for a successful mission and that the Dragon will be able to bring both Bob & Doug safely back home to their families.
Bless you all.
#launchamerica #thefutureisbright #spacex #nasa #elonmusk #falcon9 #dragoncapsule #kennedyspacecenter (at Kennedy Space Center, NASA)