Those words of Malcolm Reynolds in the Firefly episode “Safe” came to mind earlier today as we regrettably had to announce that, due to a personal emergency, the correspondent who was to cover this weekend’s Dragon launch in person won’t be able to attend. (Well, that and the words of Jayne Cobb in the movie Serenity when he said, “Well, what you plan and what takes place ain’t ever exactly been similar.”)
Needless to say, we are as disappointed by this development as we were excited when we first learned we had been awarded press credentials to cover the launch by NASA.
Since we’ll no longer be live-tweeting the events leading up to the launch, the hashtag #BrowncoatsAskNASA is also unfortunately no longer going to be in play prior to or during the launch broadcast.
You can still watch the live stream of the launch, however, starting before liftoff this Friday, December 19 at 1:22 PM EST at nasa.gov or spacex.com. It’ll still be one heck of a show watching a rocket liftoff, and then land on that platform like a leaf on the wind!