Saturday, January 16, 2021

Titusville - Blue Origin and the dinner that was too big

Nothing second rate about the Blue Origin complex at Kennedy Space Center

 With the full sunshine and warm temperatures, we chose to take a drive down to Cocoa Beach. As you might suspect, not much was happening in the winter and COVID didn't help matters any. Nonetheless, it was a nice outing. On the way back, we passed by the Kennedy Space Center and saw the Blue Origin assembly plant by the complex. It's not just one or two buildings but rather a large grouping of multiple areas. Jeff Bezos is investing $1 billion of his own money every year in Blue Origin, some good coin. Along with Elon Musk, they are keeping the US ahead of the rest of the world in space - and at a much less expensive investment than if NASA did it themselves. 

"How do I eat this??"

Coming back to Fleetwing, I saw a bird with dinner in its beak but with no way to swallow his catch. You can see in the photo that the fish is rather large and appears to be too big for the bird to swallow. The bird swam around for several minutes and I never did see what became of the fish. The bird was certainly having great difficulty consuming dinner. 

Time for donuts Sunday and a lazy weekend.