Friday, June 4, 2010
Falcon 9 - WE HAVE LIFTOFF! Off We Go, Into the Skies!
Only one person on Earth, Phil Plait, is happier than me at this moment.
The time of SERIOUS commercial exploitation of Space has officially begun, with the FIRST launch of SpaceX's workhorse rocket Falcon 9 at Cape Canaveral, between 2 and 3 pm EDT, today.
I am VERY damn happy and proud to be an American today. South Africans have equal reason to be proud. At the end of the day, the pride will belong to all of Humanity (but we were first).
Thank you, Elon Musk.
Here's hoping Stephen Hawking lives long enough to see the first Lunar Colony established. Today was a very important step.
Props to the good people of SpaceX.
Job well done.