This week Elon Musk’s company SpaceX successfully launched the world’s most powerful rocket and put his personal Tesla roadster into space, complete with the dummy “Starman” at the wheel. Shades of P.T. Barnum. But, WOW!
Just like the old days with NASA launches, I got goosebumps when those gigantic engines fired up and Falcon Heavy lifted off the pad. And just as I was digesting those videos (I missed the live telecast), another one came across showing two booster rockets landing successfully and simultaneously. To quote the kids, “Mind blown!”
I love this stuff. I’d prefer NASA do it, but still, I can’t get enough of it. SpaceX was hoping for a Mars orbit but overshot it. I don’t care. There’s something silly and yet magnificent about launching a red roadster into space.