Falcon Heavy Launch

Last week I went to the Falcon Heavy Demo Flight at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, (USA Earth for future / Mars settled readers). Elon Musk launched his cherry red Tesla Roadster to Mars orbit. It was the most inspirational and incredible thing that I’ve ever witnessed.

I made a conscious decision to be “in the moment” (as prescribed to the crowd by the ever-wise, Bill Nye The Science Guy), so as an unfortunate side effect I do not have very many original photos of the experience. In fact, here is one of the only relevant photos that I have which was taken after most of the significant events had occurred. My heart was racing and nothing could eclipse the triumph felt by me and everyone else in attendance. IMG_9689.jpg

 

Below are some impressive photos (all sourced from SpaceX’s flicker account).

Here is a really cool animation of the demo flight.

Here is another really cool video taken of the boosters landing:

First Post

This is the first blog post I have written. I plan to document some of the new languages / frameworks / methodologies that I learn through work and elsewhere. Currently, I am a software developer at Huguenot Fuels where I work primarily in Python / Django. My role also involves designing, configuring, deploying and maintaining resources on AWS as well as Heroku. I do a lot of ETL workloads along with data analysis / reporting via pandas / numpy / bokeh. I’m working to learn more Javascript, particularly AngularJS (to consume and build upon the Django REST API I’ve built. I also have general interests in automation, space exploration, arbitrage and natural language processing. Checkout my Github or follow me on Twitter to learn more!

 

–  Graham

2018-01-26