Sunday, August 15, 2010

Elon Musk: Will he be the Henry Ford of Spacecraft?

My friend Heather Archuletta (aka Pillow Astronaut) sent me an email in regards to Elon Musk asking "did you see him on the Daily Show? He could be the Henry Ford of spacecrafts... time will tell...". So the timing for this post is perfect. I am with Heather, I believe Elon Musk and his team at SpaceX will be the ones who revolutionize space travel and give the rest of us the chance to work, travel and play in space. Why do we hope that he is the Henry Ford of spacecraft? Well, Henry Ford was the founder of the Henry Ford Motor Company (1903)and is considered the father of the modern assembly line process used in mass production. He revolutionized the automobile industry by producing the first affordable mass produced automobile - the Model-T (1906). We hope that Musk and his team will do the same for commercial spaceflight.

The following is an interview with Elon Musk by the Henry Ford Foundation. The full length interview can be watched here.


PillowNaut said...

LOL, well unlike FOX news, at least I can count on you to quote me accurately ;)

PillowNaut said...

Awesome video, what great footage of SpaceX facility! And he's a cool guy, but you kinda want to dope-slap him upside the head for being bored by his own ROCKET FACTORY, haha.

"Fearless opponent of taking NO for an answer," that's a great way to be known!