Move over Apple, Steve Jobs, and Tony Stark. Elon Musk is picking up the thrown gauntlet when it comes to innovative design, life-changing technology, and keynote addresses.
In today’s announcement in Hawthorne, CA – home of SpaceX – Musk announced the ‘Dragon V2’ spacecraft which now lets NASA potentially (emphasis on potentially) ferry up to 7 astronauts per craft up to the International Space Station (ISS).
I’m not an expert – but the fact that it can land on LAND and not just the ocean is amazing. It uses new ‘Draco Thrusters’ which are eye-poppingly powerful. Musk says the spacecraft can land with just a single of these thrusters. That’s just madness.
There is a competition going on right now between Boeing and SpaceX for the business of NASA to transfer astronauts, supplies, and resources back and forth into space.
Time to form a line for joining Starfleet Academy.