This afternoon I set things aside to watch the launch of the first manned space flight from USA soil in almost a decade. Demo-2 atop the Falcon 9. Postponed a few days ago because of weather, today they went. Terrific and picture perfect. And the launch vehicle landed on the drone ship.
I note a couple of odd details.
First, they didn’t not have a mission patch on their launch suits. The first time since Gemini 5 in 1965 and through STS-135 in 2011. Collected patches HERE
Let’s end dependence on other countries both to haul the mail and to manufacture our consumer goods and pharmaceuticals.
This was a much needed event today, given the demoralizing troubles that are rising in American cities, including my home town of Minneapolis.
I very much liked this burn more than the burn I watched last night.