Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos today announced that his underwater expedition had successfully recovered the mangled wreckage of two rocket engines from NASA’s Apollo program from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. After…”
Brian Patrick Cork: so… my immediate thoughts were:
- Bezos has too much time on his hands;
- this is an example of doing something for the sake of doing it, not because people need or want it (sort of like how developers go about creating pointless apps); and,
- our country was proving itself innovative beyond measure in the space-age era with so much technology being developed (smaller computers and components, food stuff, insulation, etc).
this is ultimately about self-indulgence, which is fine. however, I do think I would have preferred to see the money to go higher academic scholarships or related programs in High School. we need that more than anything in this country to groom future leaders.
on the other hand… and, to be fair, I was reminded this very morning that,
“Bezo’s is fascinated w space exploration. He has been involved in projects with Branson, Elon Musk and others. Musk has the only private contract w NASA & ESA for space station transport. Recovering these engines will be the ultimate green & recycle gig. Elon Musk has been perfecting his Dragon launch systems. A post on LinkedInn tonite showed where Musk was not filing patents on his engine technology. Bezo = Why re-invent, they are just sitting there, go get them!”
peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
brian patrick cork