If you're an 80's Child you rember the glory days of NASA's Space Shuttle Program. We were constantly treated to the shuttle launches and the returning flights from orbit. Sadly the fleet aged and funding evaporated to where it is today. Luckily programs like SpaceX continue to push private ventures into orbit. During our family vacation this past spring we visited Kennedy Space Center a place I always wanted to go to as a kid and now we were able to share it with our kids. I'm sure the boys had a good time but I doubt they had the same appreciation that my wife and I did for how cool it was to live through the days when NASA was constantly launching the space shuttles into space. Hopefully SpaceX and other programs can inspire a whole new generation of today's youth to push themselves and dream of what it would be like to travel to the stars.
SpaceX Latest a Falcon 9 rocket launched Tuesday night carrying a communications satellite AMOS-17. The satellite was deployed 31 minutes after the launch. The satellite will provide communications services to Africa, Europe and the Middle East. AMOS-17 was supposed to go into orbit three years ago. The Falcon 9 rocket was earlier launched two times in July 2018 and November 2019.