Year of the Dragon, off to a fire-breathing start!

Our sun blasted out an amazing breath of dragon’s fire yesterday, the largest solar Coronal Mass Ejection event in seven years!   Arriving this morning, the blast of cosmic rays ruffled our hair at the staff meeting, and no doubt set a few embedded devices on the fritz, but fortunately not much else went wrong.

Interesting that these cosmic events — unless they fry us into little crisps of carbon — hardly seem to phase human beings, as we are merrily setting up new spacecraft to ferry hairless apes into orbit.   Today, SpaceX release a fun sneak peek at the interior of the Dragon spacecraft.  With panoramic zoom controls, you can explore every latch and every alloy nook and cranny!

Not much like the Iron Dragon’s Daughter, but all the same!