Fang Talks

silent but deadly

It’s probably going to be more reasonable than you think.

Last night, I witnessed SpaceX sending a rocket into space to bring a satellite into orbit. Not just a regular rocket though. This thing has been to space before! Some time ago, they successfully sent it up and landed it on a recovery platform. Today, they reused the thing, saving construction costs on the most expensive part of space things. And today it did it again, the trusty old thing!

Sure, we’ve sent things into space before, but doing it with reused parts is a huge deal. It makes space flight so much more affordable now that we don’t have to construct a huge chunk of it over and over again. During the stream, it was mentioned Elon Musk is aiming for affordable tickets to Mars. Only a hundred thousand dollars for a trip? I’ll save up for that!

Of course that’s still a ways away, but this is definitely a huge step in that direction. Large-scale space flight within our lifetimes, we’ll get it!
~ Fang

Comments

  • 03/04/2017 (6:03 PM)

    I, for one, can hardly wait to launch into space so I can prove to everyone, once and for all, that the earth is flat. DEBATE OVER.

    (I’m kidding, I’m kidding, please don’t stone me)

  • 03/04/2017 (1:27 PM)

    Commercial space flight is something that really interests me. SpaceX is doing some amazing work. Reusing a rocket is something that sounds so simple but is, at the same time, incredibly difficult. If they created rockets that they could successfully land and reuse, it would indeed take a lot of the cost out of space travel.

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