Goodgoshamighty! Tourists in Space?

March 2, 2017

Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to send two paying tourists — for cryin’ out loud — into space beyond the moon next year! Some ask, “Is he serious?” Well, I wouldn’t bet against the man.

This has been — to me — one of the most fascinating space announcements since JFK said we could put a man on the moon and return him safely to earth by the end of the 1960s. Many doubted JFK, but we did get man to the moon and back before the end of the 1960s. Those of us who remember that will never — ever — forget the absolute wonder of it all.

Now, many doubt Musk. I don’t. (BTW, NASA is involved in this financially and otherwise, and good for them).

This reminds me of the time I told Wife Gail that if NASA wanted to send our children to the moon, I’d let them go. Gail went absolutely berserk and I’m not sure she’s over it yet!

Now the question is, “If you got the chance, would you climb on the SpaceX rocket and go?” I would. Wife Gail would not.

The SpaceX rocket actually uses an airport of sorts. Remember, the rocket does come back and land, and that alone shows how far we’ve come since the 1960s.

I’d go in a skinny minute. Anyone who wants to challenge me on that, just buy me a ticket and watch.