Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Vengeance Weapon

SpaceX has announced that it will unveil its crewed version of Dragon Thursday evening May 29 in Los Angeles at 7 PM Pacific Time (10:00 PM EDT).

You can watch live online at

Elon Musk announced the event April 29 on Twitter, in response to threats by Russian deputy prime minister Dmitri Rogozin that Russia might stop U.S. access to the International Space Station. Rogozin joked that the U.S. should use a trampoline.

I'm not sure I'd call the Dragon “V2” even as an interim name due to the fascist World War II connection, but one could also view it as his vengeance upon both Mr. Rogozin and United Launch Alliance.

1 comment:

  1. They should call the ship the "USS Trampoline"