WOW! I just got back from a day at JPL. I’ve heard from some of the volunteer’s that this year’s was the biggest event yet. I will have some pictures as soon as I get them all into one place. I had to use a variety of device (three in fact) to take all the pictures that I could. I was only able to get about half way through all the exhibits and missed some of the ones that I wanted to see due to the amount of people. It was like going to Disney or Magic Mountain. The stuff I did get to enjoy was fantastic. A big thank you to all the JPL volunteers that put this event on, you were outstanding!
I’ll have a more detailed report for you once I have rested awhile. It was 99 degrees F when I got back in my car. Note to self, next year come earlier and wear a hat.
Love, love, loved this event. If you ever get the chance I would plan on spending both days viewing all the exhibits. Some people we talked to in line were coming back for their third trip to view the exhibits. I must admit that I was tempted on a couple to get back in line and go around again.
Next year promises to be even better! I can’t wait.
The SpaceX Dragon capsule has successfully landed back on Earth. This is the first commercial space vehicle to leave Earth and re-enter safely. A very bright future for commercial space exploration. Now to brush up on the legal ramifications that this is going to entail.
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Congratulations to the folks over at SpaceX for their successful l Falcon 9 rocket launch. Later, the spacecraft will launch a Dragon spacecraft to orbit and (hopefully) dock with the International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX will be the first commercial company in history to attempt to send a spacecraft to the ISS. Can the images from 2001: A Space Odessy where a Pan American World Airways operated Orion III spacecraft with inflight service transports people to space on a regular basis be far away. I think Richard Branson already has plans.
It is a great time for new frontiers. I look forward to it. Do you, or do you think that only governments should fly the friendly space skys?