Category Archives: Aerospace


I am so. sore. It makes me want to take to bed. Stairs are torture. I don’t recall being this sore after the last one, but perhaps it’s just time as an amnesiac. Work was particularly boring today.

Speaking of work, it was great seeing SpaceX have a mostly successful launch. I honestly never thought I’d see the day when Falcon 9 would fly, but I’m delighted to be proved wrong. Good for them. I thought Elon would run out of money first. But what kind of industry are we in when the only successful companies are started by billionaires? It’s like the opposite of the internet industry. There will definitely be no aerospace equivalent of Facebook.


My coworkers and I had a good chuckle at this.

It is difficult to ascertain the value of a private company such as Blue Origin, but if they execute on plan and take a 5-10% market share of NASA and other space business, the company will be worth on the order of $1-5 billion in 5 years. Bezos owns nearly the entire company.

It just goes to show you can’t believe what you read on the internet.