Today’s successful splashdown of the Space X Dragon (its mission to resupply the International Space Station complete) is more than the beginning of the transfer of a space program from government to private business, it’s the transfer from one generation to the next.
Check out this view of Space X “mission control,” lifted from a YouTube video when the spacecraft undocked from the space station.
And this video of Space X employees when it lifted off last week…
Meanwhile, at NASA’s mission control…
Let the word go forth to an old generation of office managers: You can do great things wearing a T-shirt and jeans.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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