by Sam Andrews
Unless you've been living underneath a large boulder, you have probably heard of Elon Musk. Founder, lead designer, and CEO of SpaceX, Co-founder and CEO of Tesla, Co-Founder and CEO of Neuralink, CEO of The Boring Company, Chairman of SolarCity, the list goes on. Elon Musk is possibly the greatest leader of the technology industry that is alive and working today. If his long list of influential businesses isn't enough to convince you that Elon Musk is incredible, than perhaps his extra-terrestrial escapades will convince you.
When NASA ended the Space Shuttle program in 2011, the transport of American astronauts into pace fell upon (and still largely relies upon) the Russian space program.
This indebts the U.S to Russia, both morally and financially. The same fate also befell the transportation of goods into space or a significant period of time. It was only when the U.S. began to call upon corporations like Boeing and SpaceX that this relationship between the two countries changed. Musk spearheaded the corporate transportation of goods into space, and in just a few years, he has been able to further the world’s ability in space technology, even successfully designing reusable rockets, something that worldwide space agencies have been dreaming of for decades.
I believe that I am speaking for the majority of the world when I say that this man deserves our utmost respect, and yet I do not believe that we as a people are giving him that. I believe that the people of the world have been strongly disrespectful to Mr. Musk, and the worst part is that most people don't even know it. Mr. Musk has recently launched the Falcon Heavy Rocket, which is the most powerful of our time, and is planning on testing the even larger “Big Falcon Rocket” in 2019, and yet no one even has the respect to call these rockets by their name, they always say FH or BFR.
The entire point of naming “Big Falcon Rocket” isn't because the word "falcon" is awesome (although it is)—it’s because falcon sounds like [a certain expletive]! The heaviest rocket of all time is (expletive) heavy! The biggest rocket of all time is (expletive) big! Say it out loud! Say “I’m a falcon idiot if I call The Big Falcon Rocket the BFR!”
“Now, I know what you're thinking, but Sam, what if I didn't know that I was being terrible!” Well that's actually not your fault, but you know whose fault it is? It’s the fault of the public: everyone who did know and chose to continue down their evil path anyway, anyone and everyone who chose to spread their ignorance. Elon Musk is a super genius who is pushing humanity into space even when the very people meant to lead us have given up, and we can't even let him have his joke, we can’t even show him the littlest bit of gratitude, if you knowingly do this, then you are what's wrong with the world, if you don't want to be an ingrateful bucket of slime, join the revolution! Show some gratitude! Call the Big Falcon Rocket by its name, and be Falcon wonderful.