Sunday, September 28, 2008


Wow, my first-ever all-caps headline.
Falcon 1, Flight 4, is in orbit. A 165-kg instrumented dummy payload was placed in orbit by the two-stage booster. A relieved CEO Elon Musk reported, "Fourth time's a charm." Three previous flights had fallen short.
COMMENT: Congratulations to Elon, Gwynne, and the rest of the Space-X crew. We don't know yet where this will go, but the so-far-small company has big plans for NASA contracts, larger boosters like the Falcon 9, and human spaceflight with its Dragon craft. Here's a wish for continued success.

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