[amsat-bb] Dragon first stage recovery?
WB4SON at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 14:01:25 UTC 2016
All the wonderful space stuff aside, the most fascinating thing about this
to me is that everyone in the aerospace industry said it couldn't be done
and it was a stupid impossible idea. So SpaceX just proved everyone
wrong. Watching the failures and seeing that each new attempt was closer
to success than the prior ones was a study in tenacity. Elon Musk is one
heck of a visionary, and he is not afraid to fail very publicly.
My father told me that he was sorry for my generation and those that
followed. All the important "firsts" had already happened during his
lifetime: flight, telephones, radio, TV, computers, spaceflight, etc. We
were doomed to just do things better/faster/cheaper. Perhaps he was right,
but that process of refinement is what makes things useful. What amazing
times we live in.
73, Bob, WB4SON
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