September 4, 2020
Peter and Dan discuss the recent launch and recovery of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying humans in a commercially built spacecraft to and from the International Space Station. NASA astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley splashed down on August 2, making it the first water landing since 1975.
- Peter gives a quick history of the USA and Soviet Union space race, with the launch of Sputnik in 1957 to the recent 2020 launch of SpaceX Crew Dragon.
- Peter breaks down the cost of a rocket launch and how SpaceX brought the cost down 10x by making the rockets reusable.
- Dan and Peter discuss the next 10-20 years as the time in human history when humans move irreversibly off the planet earth and into space.
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