Getting Technetical: The SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

 

On May 30th, the next chapter of U.S. space exploration began with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch to the International Space Station. Jason Riggs, Director, Aerospace Business Unit for The Technetics Group, spoke with host Tyler Kern about this momentous event.

“This is definitely a new chapter in human space flight,” Biggs said. “Since the shuttle program ended in 2011, we’ve relied on Russia to get our astronauts up to space. With this successful mission, I believe this puts NASA and the U.S. back in the driver’s seat of our own space program.”

The Commercial Crew program will likely be a significant part of the equation for the future of U.S. space flight.

“With this public/private partnership, they were able to demonstrate they can deliver the capability, which we saw with the launch a couple of weeks ago, and deliver massive cost savings and a reduction in time to execute,” Biggs said.

And this type of partnership provides much need capabilities within the industrial base.

For Technetics’ part, Biggs said they’ve been lending their support, knowledge, and technical capabilities to all partners in this joint Commercial Crew venture to ensure the programs are as good as can be.

As for SpaceX, did the successful launch on May 30th change the opinion that they can realize the dream of commercial space flights?

“They’ve demonstrated their reuse capabilities many times over and demonstrated similar capabilities with the Falcon 9 in a manned space flight environment. So, I think the questions around, can they do this? Can they do this efficiently? Can they do this quickly? Cost-effectively? I think they’ve put a lot of those questions to rest,” Biggs said.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Twitter – @MarketScale
Facebook – facebook.com/marketscale
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/company/marketscale

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Latest

BioTech Startups Want to Revive Failed Medicines to Create New Lifesaving Treatments
Behind the Clinical Trials for Non-Alcohol Fatty Liver Disease that Can Benefit 30% of Americans
July 1, 2022
  The Impact Research Institute (IRI) is Waco, Texas’ resource for extending care options for NAFLD (non-alcohol fatty liver disease.) Nadege Gunn is IRI’s Medical Director and President. She Read more
FABTECH Show Kickoff and Overview of Solutions Distributed by DeGeest
June 30, 2022
This is another episode of Manufacturing A Stronger Standard live from FABTECH 2021. Host and President of LestaUSA and DeGeest Corp., Derek DeGeest, talked with Brad Ruppert, Engineering Manager, and Read more
Improving Quality and Bottomline for Finishing Operations
June 30, 2022
This is another episode of Manufacturing A Stronger Standard from FABTECH 2021. Host and President of Lesta USA and Degeest Corp., Derek Degeest, talked with Bill Robinson, President and Kris Bonnegent, Regional Read more