Congrats SpaceX and NASA! Congrats, America! Congratulations to the thousands of people behind this great accomplishment!
My sympathies lay with all the enthusiastic daydreamers who overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and keep doing what they believe matters most.
I came across an interesting detail about another dreamer - Werner von Braun. He dreamed of rockets - and worked on the V-2. At the end of the war he was evacuated to America.
He dreamed of rockets for over 10 years.
It seems that Braun was the only one in the United States who could launch a rocket into orbit, and his dreams became a reality. He wrote books and articles, a lot of them. There was also a fictionalized version of «Das Marsprojekt» - where he described how to technically establish a colony on Mars. It turns out that in his novel he gave the emperor of the colony the title “Elon”.
I wonder if it was a coincidence and if the mother of Elon Mask read this book....