Ascend

Inside the eight desperate weeks that saved SpaceX from ruin

28 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / The Falcon 1 rocket ascends toward space on its fourth flight.
They bunked in a double-wide trailer, cramming inside on cots and sleeping bags, as many as a dozen at a time. In the mornings, they feasted on steaming plates of scrambled eggs. At night, beneath some of the darkest skies on Earth, they grilled steaks and wondered if the heavens above were beyond their reach. Kids, most of them, existed alone on a tiny speck of an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It was the middle of nowhere, really.
And they worked. They worked desperately-tinkering, testing, and...
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