2 years ago 🥁 for day 52, 2019 with 307 words.

Liftoff, we have liftoff, over the clear dark skies of Florida

I often tell my boss that the solution to the problem he is proposing is quite straightforward, after all it isn't rocket science.

One thing that absolutely is rocket science is the SpaceX Falcon 9 launches. There was another one this evening with - I believe - the 34th successful landing of stage 1; I think it was the 3rd re-use of that stage as well.

You probably didn't know about the launch as I seriously doubt that it made the news. I watch as many of them as I can, why I'm not sure. Maybe it's because I know that I'm extremely unlikely to ever go into space - or even sub-earth orbit. It's a pity really as my parents chose my name after being inspired by the first person to make it into space — that's right, if you thought that maybe they were big Shakespeare fans, they're not.

The SpaceX launches have now become so routine that they don't make the news, they don't miss the landing, nothing goes wrong and essentially they have become boring. This is probably a good thing.

When I invited my wife to watch tonights launch with me she declined with the retort "arn't they all the same" and the answer is yes, they are all predictably the same, and that is a good thing.

In the future expect to see SpaceX in the new again this year as they (a) launch the Falcon Heavy again and try to land all three stage 1's and (b) also send two astronauts up to the international space station atop of a Falcon 9 rocket.

Until then, they'll keep launching and landing rockets. You probably won't heard about it unless something goes wrong. Hopefully you won't.

It's still rocket science though, unlike the stuff that I do, which isn't.


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Chief WriteTogether Bug Finder & character stringer. Generally, to create computer code, but sometimes actual words and paragraphs. Listens to lots of music, takes lots of photos, & invests in stocks for the long haul.

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