So, NPR decides to interview Gwynne Shotwell of SpaceX. I was really annoyed by the tone of the guy doing the interview. I’ve met Gwynne on one occasion, and I think she handled the interview pretty well all things considered, but the guy’s attitude still torqued me a bit.
I mean, if you look at how open SpaceX has been so far about things compared to about any other alt.space company other than MSS and Armadillo, there just really isn’t any comparison–these guys have been very open. John Carmack is about the only guy I know with the intestinal fortitude sufficient to show off pictures of his pranged vehicles, and I think even he would be a lot more reticent to do that if he had as much invested in his projects as Elon does. I mean seriously, these guys are doing this for a living. Cut ’em some slack. As much as I really am dying to find out what happened, I’m not an investor, an employee, or a paying customer (or potential paying customer). If Elon wants to let the rest of us know what happened, that’s their prerogative…
Anyhow, I feel better now. That is all.
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