Wednesday, May 27, 2020

3-2-1 Liftoff!

Hi, Duffy Brown here.
Liftoff is set for 4:33 p.m. EDT from the same spot at Kennedy Space Center where men flew to the moon and the last space shuttle blasted off in 2011.




I think this is so exciting. Not just because the US is back into space today on our own rocket, but where we are headed in the future. Elon Musk is in partnership with NASA to bring this off. How did a private company get into space travel? Well, Musk is a dreamer...a dreamer who makes his dreams a reality. He said he could do space flight cheaper and he has. He has a booster rocket that is reusable. After it blasts off it lands itself…I kid you not! That really cuts costs. 
Some might think this is a complete waste of money but a lot of good things come out of the space explorations like predicting weather and if you are in the path of a tornado or hurricane that’s a biggie and of course satellite communicate…we all use that every day. It gets kids interested in science and there are a bunch of benefits that have come out of space exploration. 
To keep the space station going science has come up with some great inventions that affect us down here on Earth. Super water filtration systems, portable diagnostic instruments, laser procedures to Improve eyesight, robotic arms for tedious surgeries, and on and on and on. 









Here’s a link: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/15_ways_iss_benefits_earth
Okay so what I’m asking today is are you going to watch the launch? It makes me a nervous wreck but I have to watch. 
Go Elon Musk! Go NASA!

2 comments:

Tonette Joyce said...

Oh, how we used to watch everything about every lift-off to splash- down.I hope that I don't bore everyone, (and tell me if you've heard this, but my (then future) father-in-law was a conning tower officer for the Gemini 10 splash-down. He then piloted the copter that picked up the Apollo 7 capsule.
When my husband was 12, he and his two older brothers, (along with other officers' sons) were onboard for the Gemini 10 recovery.It was the only time that was allowed.( Of course, no females onboard in those days.) He has pictures and a certificate that the captain made for all of the boys, attesting to their time spent on the high-seas! It's adorable.

Rachelle21 said...

I remember seeing a shuttle waiting to go up while Neil and I were in Florida. It took off while we were still there and we got to see them take off on TV and watch the trail outside the motel. I tasted space food at a Franklin Institute Dinner and it was good. Good luck to our astronauts.