Liftoff!

Big day today. SpaceX and NASA launched two astronauts into orbit, the first US launch of astronauts in nine years. SpaceX managed to retrieve the Falcon 9 first stage with an autonomous landing aboard the robot barge “Of Course I Still Love You”. The barge’s name is taken from my favorite science fiction author’s Culture books. Thanks and we miss you, Ian M. Banks.

Musk is a flake, but getting SpaceX and the US back into the launch business is one of the great achievements of the 21st century. Gotta give him credit for that.

Now if we could just figure out how to run a country without all the craziness…

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