I really REALLY hope he didn’t forget any CD he likes in there. Or the Squeege. Has he emptied the ashtray?
Dammit, I would never do that with my car just because I’d be so insecure about that kind of stuff.
I just imagine aliens in the far future finding this odd vehicle flyuing in space.
“It doesn’t make ANY sense. It can’t have flown in space by itself, it’s useless in space, and it looks like it can accomodate only few beings with very little extra space for moving. WHY is it in space?!”
So, I’m working my way through The Expanse and somewhere around S2E6, they retroactively introduce this propulsion device called the Epstein drive. Which, apparently will be developed to the point where exploration of our solar system is greatly facilitated, mostly in shortening the travel time between planets. Initially, I didn’t think of it more than an amusing side plot. That is, until I watched this video.
Fascinating stuff. How does it relate to launching of the Falcon? Well, in my very limited understanding of the subject of space exploration, I view SpaceX and others organizations like them, as sort of our Epsteins. I don’t understand what they do and what drives them, but I am really thankful that we have individuals with the motivation and wherewithal to make dreams a reality.
Reading Ignition!, a surprisingly hilarious bit of history as recomended by Ars Technica in anticipation. It’s right after dinner for my family, so we will all be watching. Let’s hope it does goe up and not sit still or heaven forbid, go boom. (Tony Stark did say that was a distinct possibility and nothing to worry about tho)