Originally Posted by avb3
My guess would be that since that article is six years old, it would not scale commercially. But, we could be surprised.
I wonder if Tesla is on it?
Hi speaking of Tesla I was fortunate to meet Errol Musk the father of that now very famous and influential originally South African Elon Musk at the False Bay yacht club here in Simon's town.I was considering a purchase
of a 36 ft Tosca and he happened to own one so went down and had a look at her and I eventually after speaking to him found out who he was .He has a home in Malibu his daughter is a Director at Universal Studio's and then he told me about his son's interest in rocketry and the fact that he owned his own island from which he worked .I had never heard of Elon so I was somewhat disbelieving of his story but of course had a chance to check on the veracity of it and felt somewhat priviliged to have met such a person so connected to the space race
and the efforts to move to Mars.No sailing there yet though.
I told a young friend of mine about this chance meeting and he has followed avidly all the launches of various rockets to the ISS and today I would imagine he is one of the most informed ppl regarding Elon's exploits.He is a young man who grew up sailing in Antigua
and left sailing across the North Atlantic at age 4 to come to South Africa
where I met him as a boy of 7 in Kalk Bay where he lived.Some years later I bought a catamaran
and he at age 14 to 16 used to crew for me .Sadly at 18 he fell from a tree and is today a quadriplegic with no movement except for his head
.The greatest tragedy of his life and mine as well.Nothing more horrible to witness than a perfectly healthy and extremely fit young man going through such an event .
Anyway God works in mysterious ways and Joshua Humbolt Flood has spent many a long and happy hour online following each and every development of not only Tesla but Spacex as well.He uses the computer by mouth and has a little toggle switch to operate the key board.Oh if anybody needs a website made he does that type of work
and is also upgrading his skills by doing a course through the University Cape Town
If you do need anything done and employed him you would be supporting an ex yachttie who no longer can go to sea.Joshua is now nearly 28 and this is his ninth year on his back totally reliant on two round the clock caregivers both the most wonderful compassionate black men
.One a Christian from Zimbabwe and the other a Muslim from Malawi.WOW Have these three men
taught me a lot about life and what it means to be a real human being.So sad that the whole world cannot learn from them.Those ISIS bastards might even learn something !!!!
I was surprised when phoned Errol Musk on the day and during the first Spacex docking
with the ISS that he was not aware of the event taking place.He very quickly asked to put the phone
down so he could go and watch it live online.
This was the first privately owned capsule to dock
with the space station so it was indeed an historical event .To say the least I was surprised that Elon's dad needed reminding .I felt like I had done them both a good turn.
If anyone would like to make contact with Joshua you can do so through me he really is an inspiration to anybody .