Created with by L. Barbosa 2014

The Power of Potential

Last night, my family and I joined millions of other viewers around the world, as the SpaceX Corporation celebrated a major scientific and technical milestone. In case you missed it, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed upright on a designated landing pad only ten minutes after launching from Cape Canaveral. The second stage, as planned, continued with its mission to deliver 11 Orbcomm satellites into low Earth orbit. It was especially meaningful for us because my daughter has spent the past seven years working on those satellites with the Sierra Nevada Corporation. An unexpected bonus was being able to watch them flawlessly detach from the launch vehicle in a perfectly

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