guest blogger john hare
SpaceX nailed the Falcon 9 on the first try. There is enough crow being eaten around the country now that somebody should put out a cookbook. My serving comes from the expressed belief that the opening of space will come through the incremental development with RLVs starting from suborbital through small orbital and so on, and not through all up test flights of ELVs. I could develop a taste for this brand of crow, so SpaceX, serve it up. Prove me wrong.
I haven’t changed my opinion of how space will be opened up in the long term, but this is an increasing sum game. I can cheer for my favorite teams without wishing ill on the others.
Ares is a different team in a different league playing a different decreasing sum game, so I can wish ill on that one. I think their players will be drifting away to more productive sports, and the events of Friday will accelerate that drift.