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That’s the Future Right There, That Is December 8, 2010

Posted by stuffilikenet in Awesome, Toys.
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We’re behind schedule, but greed should get us there soon enough, I reckon.

Theregister.com had a lovely take on the contents of the SpaceX’s Dragon capsule: “What nobody knew until after the mission was what the payload carried by the Dragon on its inaugural flight could be. Previous test shots of earlier rockets by Musk’s company SpaceX have merely carried test weights: but in this case it was known that the company had installed a large case marked Top Secret! inside the Dragon.

After the launch, Musk revealed that in fact the sealed case had contained a large cheese, in homage to the classic Monty Python sketch in the cheese shop. The Top Secret! tag was meant to refer more to the comical Val Kilmer film than any sinister-millionaire plans by Musk to deploy a deadly orbital raygun, space-going habitat lair etc.

Cheese fans will wish to know that the orbiting dairy product was a wheel of Le Brouère from France.”

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