Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, May 11, 2018

This Shit Never Gets Old For Me

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Supposedly, that's the first flight of a booster stage that is designed for ten flights.

I remember Project Mercury. This shit never gets old.


"Zack" said...

Same same; it never gets old!

barney said...

What is the name of the airplanes on your page? They are really beautiful.

Eck! said...

Same here... As a kid I watched Redstones and Atlas go boom on the pad.
Now I watch to see the finer successes like getting the booster back and
maybe even more of the costly parts. It is not magic, it is science and
careful study. And no, it can't get old.


Comrade Misfit said...

Barney, they're Stinson Reliants.

dinthebeast said...

I watched this today also. I particularly enjoy how enthusiastic the staff is, like they all like it as much as we do.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

I was 9 in 62 (we also got to survive the Cuban Missile Crisis that year!).

I turned 16 when Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

Thankful I've seen all these cool space flights and probes like Voyager. Have a college friend that works at CalTech/JPL on the Spitzer Space Telescope.

And I got to see the First Flight of Space Shuttle Columbia.

I feel extremely lucky to have experienced these positive examples of human adventure...

Jack the Cold Warrior

Mark Rossmore said...

That's the BLock 5 version too, the final iteration of the Falcon 9 (it has the large black markings). NASA requires a rocket's design to be locked down and flown for a certain number of flights before it can certified for human spaceflight. Hopefully, soon, folks will once again be riding to space off of American soil.

How do you get to Mars? One step at a time....