Unfortunately, the monumental event of SpaceX launching the manned Dragon 2 into space atop a Falcon 9 rocket got slightly overshadowed with everything else going on in the world. For us space nerds however, this was another giant leap towards going to Mars and everybody paid attention. This is HUGE! And how far we have advanced with these privately built rockets is simply amazing.
I would love to see at least a return to the moon in my lifetime and this gives me hope it might actually happen.
The space suits however … well … at least they are functional. And what I thought was really hilarious was the corded microphone aboard Dragon 2. Even our 2009 Camry already had Bluetooth! Or do you guys think it’s to prove to the nay-sayers and flat-earthers that they are actually in space which would be hard to show with an earpiece?
Of course, the event did not go unnoticed by Chuck either. But unlike me, Chuck actually thinks he’s cut out for this kind of mission. Will SpaceX ever call him back? He is starting to run out of options after getting rejected by NASA and by Virgin Galactic. I bet we can all agree that a chicken in space would actually be really hilarious to watch!