Pasta primavera de la celestial. Delicioso!
Don’t bet the farm! Inquiring minds say that when America next visits the heavens it will be aboard one of three contenders in the new commercial space race: Alliant Systems Liberty space-craft, United Launch Alliance's Atlas 5, trailed by SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule in the third position. I disagree. The first two are the “safe” choices. Safe in that the technology has been done.
Liberty is based upon a five segment rocket booster /The Atlas five has been launched 31 times in a row safely.
There are other distinct yet subtle differences that I prefer. The major part; if the spaceship is made of a newer and here-to-for unchecked technology what are they going to do, make sure nothing goes wrong cause there are two of the standards waiting to take SpaceX’s place. Also, at first I was unhappy that America could claim to be the greatest country on the Earth and stop going into space. And then the commercial space battle began and I realized – when they maintain it, o-rings go, stuff is so old that eventually it must be lain to rest. A commercially company can offer to them the technology that Americans won’t let them build right now and keep it fresh. It really is the best of both worlds.
So I guess what I am saying is this, NASA has the coolest toys, always has, the greatest minds, next to Darpa and I have no doubt that as long SpaceX is able to deliver, that they’re going to be the ones to beat.
I am going into New York City this weekend to the Intrepid Museum to view the Shuttle. I’ll take Pics!!!