Maybe Tomorrow

The Chinese have landed a robot probe on the moon. It’s scooped up samples and then taken off to lunar orbit, heading back to Earth in a little bit. It will be the first time since the mid 1970’s that samples have been brought back from the moon.

The Japanese had their own asteroid sample pick up a couple years ago and on Saturday the vehicle with the sample will be coming back to land in Australia.

Meanwhile, yesterday the Arecibo radio telescope collapsed in Puerto Rico.

We could use a win. Maybe tomorrow, maybe next week, SpaceX is going to try to take a 30-story rocket that looks like something out of an Isaac Asimov novel and send it 50,000 feet up into the sky, then try to land it like they do their Falcon 9 rockets.

It’s insane. It will be cool. Let’s do it!

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