Elon Musk: not just a good name for an eau de toilette, but also a revolutionary in rocket science!
Meet the man making waves in a $250 billion industry. Bringing the fast paced, innovative vibe of Silicon Valley to space travel, Elon Musk’s SpaceX venture has had its first great success and with it has come a renewed excitement for aerospace.
Common opinion was that he’s a cocky upstart trying to tread on the toes of the well-established pioneers of space travel, and dreaming impossible dreams like colonising Mars. But it appears his confidence was well placed all along, as he’s not only managed to slash the price of a rocket launch to a third of current competitors offerings, but has done it using a reusable rocket! Our aerospace giants are starting to look a bit like overpriced dinosaurs.
People were gathered around their TVs holding their breath in anticipation as they watched for the first time ever a rocket take off, drop some supplies at the international space station, (perhaps a curry and some clean pants, it’s not too important what exactly) and then return around 8 minutes later and land on a boat. That’s right! Not even on a nice stable expanse of desert land, but a big grey boat bobbing about on a choppy sea. It’s like the thrill of the moon landings all over again. Except in colour and with a boat.
The most notable thing about all of this is the renewed enthusiasm it brought for a project in a rather stagnant feeling pool and also recognition that sometimes dreaming big pays off. We love people who aim high and aren’t afraid to try and tackle even the most absurd sounding tasks. If you want to find a solution to a problem badly enough, chances are you can. And these are exactly the sort of innovative thinkers we’re here to help.
So, if you’ve been investing time and money in devising a new way to do something, let us know so we can join in the excitement. Call us on 0800 772 0800 to see if you can get government money to help build and ride your own rocket to space and back.