SpaceX takes huge step towards Crew Dragon manned flight

On 19 January 2020 SpaceX and NASA conducted a test of the Crew Dragon launch escape system. They launched an unmanned Crew Dragon with a Falcon 9 rocket and had the Falcon 9 deliberately fail to test the escape system. As you can see in the video below, all went well and there was an amazing – and expected – explosion along the way. This is a very important step towards having US astronauts launch into space on a US built space craft from US soil, perhaps as soon as the second quarter of the year.

Free music

The nice folks at Spotted Peccary Music have released their latest ambient electronic sampler, and you can get it for pay-what-you-want or free over at Bandcamp. Yes, truly free. But if you can, you should really pay them at least something – and there are benefits to doing so. I paid for mine, it’s the right way to go. 61 minutes of musical goodness released in the past year, go for it!

33 – free ambient electronic sampler – 2020