There was no way we were going to get through this story without a bunch of sexual innuendo.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully took off and landed yesterday at Cape Canaveral. This is historic news because it’s the first time one of their rockets has landed gently on the ground after being in space, and also the first landing from a rocket that has gone so far up.
It’s another step toward creating rockets that can be used multiple times instead of tumbling back to Earth as very expensive garbage, and will help the space tourism industry become a reality in the not-too-distant future.
Of course there’s a bit of chest thumping between super-wealthy Elon Musk of SpaceX and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who was sure to tweet “Welcome to the club!” to remind everyone that his own company Blue Origin launched and landed their own rocket earlier this year - though their rocket isn’t as large, and the launch didn’t last as long.
See how it’s impossible to avoid dick jokes with this story?