Really. That we send humans to space, have walked the surface of the moon, and can recover bits of rockets. Not in a prideful way, just awe-struck by some people’s intelligence when I struggle most days to string 400 cohesive words on paper or to remember what it was I was supposed to cook for dinner.
So, NASA released a high-definition video of the booster recovery process. I’d always wondered how they did this… or if they even bothered. I cannot fathom the hugeness of the splash, and this lucky crew watches it happen in open water.
I come from a family of scuba divers, so this fascinated me. I mean, who grows up thinking, I want to be those guys? But what an awesome job it is.
Thanks to kidlit agent Michael Bourret for posting the link on twitter. My nerd quota is met for the day.