Space – The Final Frontier

About the title – yes, I am a geek!  Well, it’s been quite awhile since my last post.  It seems that with all that’s happening around the country on the political front I find myself getting a little obsessed – also a little angry and depressed as well. And if start writing about it, I’ll be breaking my prime directive not to talk about politics on this blog.

Fortunately, something happened yesterday that got me off the couch enough to write about it:  The SpaceX launch of Falcon Heavy yesterday afternoon.  Since I am, um, retired I was able to watch it live.  I have to tell you, I haven’t felt like this since being glued to a black and white TV to watch brave and somewhat crazy men and women being blasted into space as part of NASA’s Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Space Shuttle and ISS programs. Watching Elon Musk’s brainchild’s test flight (Carrying his own red Tesla roadster playing David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?” ) reminded me that despite all the demoralizing stuff going on every day, mankind is still capable of incredible things.  And that it takes a somewhat crazy,  stubborn and singleminded entrepreneur like Elon Musk to make it happen.