22
May
12

SpaceX launch is good

SpaceX just launched their Falcon 9 rocket to a rendezvous with the ISS:

This mission is known as COTS 2, for Commercial Orbital Transportation Services.  That acronym gives me shivers.  Here’s Elon Musk explaining why:

This mission heralds the dawn of a new era of space exploration, one in which there is a significant commercial space element. It is like the advent of the Internet in the mid-1990s when commercial companies entered what was originally a government endeavor. That move dramatically accelerated the pace of advancement and made the Internet accessible to the mass market. I think we’re at a similar inflection point for space. I hope and I believe that this mission will be historic in marking that turning point towards a rapid advancement in space transportation technology.

(That link’s probably going to become obsolete in a few months; SpaceX don’t seem to have a way to link to individual updates.  This is something else that reminds me of the mid-’90s internet.)

Beautiful.

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