Elon’s trampoline, &c.

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk celebrates after the launch of his spacecraft at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on May 30, 2020. (Steve Nesius / Reuters)
The space launch, protests, Bible stunts, WFB, decency, and more

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE O n Monday, I began my Impromptus with the recent space launch. “Let’s light this candle,” said Doug Hurley, one of the astronauts. He was echoing the words of Alan Shepard, who in May 1961 became the first American in space.

Well, how about another comment? As his rocket sped upward, Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, said, “The trampoline is working!” What did he mean by that? This delightful article from Space.com explains.

From 2011 to 2014, U.S. astronauts hitched rides on Russian spacecraft in order to get to the ISS — the International Space Station. But in 2014, the

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