Elon Musk just revealed his old password

Greg Evans
Sunday 13 May 2018 08:00
Science and Tech
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Elon Musk desire to send humans into space is certainly ambitious and he seems to be going in the right direction.

This year he has already sent his own car into space and also has plans to use party balloons to get rockets back to Earth.

All of these achievements, goals and ideas wouldn't really be possible for Musk if it wasn't for Nasa whose own technological advances have paved the way for aspiring entrepreneurs like him.

Given that he is essentially in competition with Nasa, you may think that the 46-year-old would see them as a competitive rival but that couldn't be further from the truth.

In fact, Musk loves Nasa so much that it literally used to be his password. Yes, really.

In a conference call with journalists last week, in regards to the launch of his Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket, Musk spoke passionately about Nasa.

Mashable quotes him as saying:

Nasa has been an amazing partner for us.

I love Nasa so much that literally, my password was ‘ILoveNasa'.

Just like a friend that really cares, they can be a pain in the ass, but I love Nasa so much.

Nasa has been assisting Musk's SpaceX company with the construction of their rockets and spacecraft so that they meet safety and reliability expectations.

Furthermore, Nasa is hoping that companies like SpaceX can help build affordable spacecraft for commercial flights and are planning to pay them to launch astronauts to the International Space Station as part of its commercial crew program.

Firstly they must meet Nasa's high safety standards which will be monitored by the space agency over the course of the next two years.

Musk added:

There are thousands, and thousands, and thousands of requirements.

The new Falcon 9 rocket was successfully launched on Friday and Musk is hoping that it will become "the most reliable rocket ever built."

The rocket has five powerful engines, heat protection and robust grid fins that will be able to guide the rocket back down to Earth.

Musk was also confident that the rocket could be sent into space at least 10 times without any need for rehabilitation or refurbishment.

HT Mashable

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