Monday, October 2, 2017

Weekly Wednesday Update on a Monday...

Goal Update
Since I decided to uproot my life and move to LA to work at SpaceX, my attention and dedication to this blog has deteriorated. Not an excuse, just stating the facts. Sorry to those of you that looked forward to reading my weekly blog, I just do not have the bandwidth to continue at the cadence that I held while living in Michigan. Don’t worry, I am still learning a ton; really - I learned basic rocket science in a week, now understand the rocket engine cycle and controls, and have touched parts that have gone to space!

You can thank my father for this random ass update - every time we talk he asks when I will be writing another blog post because there is a small quorum who take time out of their busy days to glance through my ramblings. For that, I sincerely thank you; and thank you dad for making me do this.

The main reason for the random Monday update is that this morning, I ran my 1000th mile of the year! Now the only problem is, what do I do for the next 3 months??? Yes, I do have some tacos to eat and miles to bike. Don’t worry, I am working on those as well - check out the numbers.

September update
Miles Run: 204.78 [1000.87] -- COMPLETE -- 250 ahead of schedule
Tacos Ate: 104 [798] -- 47 ahead of schedule
Miles Biked: 87 [1156.0] -- 358 behind schedule

Things I worked on

Becoming a rocket scientist. (Still in progress)
Building rockets. (Still doing that)
But really, how cool is that? Here are a few videos that hopefully get you as excited as I am every day to “go to work”.
BFR | Earth to Earth (Big Falcon Rocket - get anywhere in the world in less than an hour)
How Not to land an Orbital Rocket Booster (when at first you don't succeed, try again)
Making Life Multiplanetary (That’s my boss - and no, I did not know about the BFR earth to earth plan.)

Favorite Quote(s) of the Week

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” - Albert Einstein

Random of the Week

This entire post is random! 1000 miles done, got some biking to do and some tacos to eat. Chicago Marathon coming up on Sunday. Two SpaceX launches this weekend with a 36 hour turn over! As always tune in on to see them live or view the recording on the SpaceX YouTube Channel!

Time to write post: 19 minutes

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