I haven’t posted in a while, so I thought I would give a quick update on the status of everything. The rocket engine post is in the process of creation, but is getting pushed back because of school.
In the meantime, SpaceX has launched another rocket – this time from a very famous launch pad – Launch Complex 39A.
The reason 39A is so famous is because it was the launch site of both the Saturn V rocket, which took people to the moon; and the Space Shuttle, which did a lot of cool things, like take more people to space, and build the International Space Station.
A cool thing about SpaceX is about how they build their rockets. While NASA builds their spacecraft vertically (like a skyscraper), the Falcon 9 is built horizontally, then propped up for launch using a dedicated launcher. LC-39A used to use a “moving launchpad” that would carry a spacecraft from when it was built to when it was launched. SpaceX uses a different system and had to change the launchpad a bit.
I also picked up a book, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future. It’s pretty good so far, and I will recommend it if it ends up being really good. You can check it out here on Amazon.
That’s about it for this one. I will work on my next big post when I can – and hopefully it will be out by the first week of March.
If you’re interested in SpaceX, you can read an earlier post that I did about it here.
Otherwise, thanks for reading!
Stay tuned and stay sciency,