❉ Does Evan Know What He’s Talking About? ❉
If I could speak intelligently on rocket engineering, wouldn’t I have a real job?
A NASA engineer gets lyrical on just why rockets are so insanely fussy to build, test and operate. Remind me of Neal Stephenson's lament on the path dependency of orbital lift, how the need for instant intercontinental annihilation settled us too firmly on this burn-fast-and-try-not-to-detonate style of getting things from here to way, way there.