Kimbal Musk: “reporting live and crazy”

Elon Musk’s brother Kimbal posted a new report from the Kwajalein Atoll and in the process discusses the various definitions of the word “Crazy.”

When other rocket companies need something done, they requisition the right forms, talk to the right people, go back to the right forms, try again with another set of right people, go back to the forms (also known as the TPS reports), and eventually go a little more postal each day.

When SpaceX needs something done, they do it, and they do it fast.

Case in point:
On Saturday night it was discovered that the power distribution boards were not operating properly and that the capacitors needed to be upgraded. This is very difficult to fix on a remote tropical island 5,000 miles away from America.

He goes on to recount the “crazy” efforts made to get the needed pieces to do a component-level repair of the boards. There are a lot of interesting tidbits to digest as we wait for the approaching launch date.

He also added his disclaimer that nothing he says is official, and it is just as likely that he is really hiding in a basement in Boulder CO. (ED: Most likely watching the DvD box set of Firefly, I know I am.)

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