He did it again, the absolute madman.
SpaceX did another cool thing today. Launched a big-ass rocket and made it perform some neat tricks. Perhaps most significantly, it carried a load twice as heavy as the next strongest rocket can, and did so for half its cost. Oh, yeah, and it also put a car into orbit around earth.
It was really cool watching the two side boosters of the rocket making a synchronous descent and landing. Saw that live, too, which made it all the more exciting. Sadly, the core booster didn’t have as smooth a return, and it ended up in the water, next to the drone boat. Considering most of their first-try test launches tend to end in explosions though, this is a pretty good result.
Maybe I really should start saving up to go to Mars someday.