SpaceX

SpaceX launched their 6th payload this year into orbit on Dec 21 and they successfully landed the first stage of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle. The upper stage successfully deployed 11 Orbcomm-2 satellites.

Congratulations, SpaceX!

A005_C008_1221PLSpaceX6Look at these young, hip spokespeople representing SpaceX and all the young, creative engineers and techies celebrating their achievement.

SpaceX5SpaceX1I am jealous. Why doesn’t the nuclear energy industry attract such great, young talent?

Providing electrical power to 3 billion humans on this planet who currently do not have access to it is a thousand times more important than what SpaceX is doing. Not to mention the importance of securing energy for the developed world for the next few millennia.

Why isn’t nuclear power glamorous? Why don’t we see celebrations like this when a nuclear power plant goes on line? I don’t know the answer, but I know we need this kind of talent and enthusiasm!

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