Thursday, May 22, 2014

Back to Los Angeles!

Third time to Los Angeles this year -- and this one for a meeting with a panel of engineers at SpaceX, Elon Musk's private spaceflight company. They called a few weeks ago. No details for now, but I'll spend the day there Friday, seeing the facilities and presenting some information on my space suit. Then I get to take a nice long break to see John and Annie and Julian and Vera, both couples living in the beautiful Topanga Canyon (above). What a relief it will be to take a break and relax, but only after what promises to be a mind-meltingly exciting day on Friday! Above photo; man in center shows scale of these Falcon 9 rockets. Engines are Merlins. The Dragon capsule will be my main focus however, as space suits are carefully tailored to the specifics of spacecraft hardware.

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