Well, midnight is almost upon us out here on the West Coast, marking the end of a day in the Mojave that was filled with cloudy skies, cool temperatures and various booms, sonic and otherwise. This means I will momentarily retire for the evening.
But, before I do, I wanted to make a few predictions about a a couple of commercial space events that will be happening overnight that I will sleep through:
Prediction 1: Dragon will be successfully berthed at the space station, marking the first commercial space cargo mission in history. Congratulations will be in order first thing in the morning.
Prediction 1a: Something will go seriously wrong and I will miss the biggest space story of the year! Damn you, rotation of the Earth!
Prediction 2: British singer Sarah Brightman will announce a space tourism trip to the International Space Station, and that she will give some sort of concert performance while she is up there. That would be totally expected.
Prediction 2a: Brightman will announce that she will fly to the moon, and I will miss the sound of billion jaws dropping that Space Adventures found someone willing to be cooped up in a Soyuz capsule for a week with James Cameron.
Just remember, whatever happens. you read it here first.