The Joy of Space-X

In case you missed it, last month Space-X, the Elon Musk-led space racers, accomplished what some may have thought to be the unimaginable. As part of their continuing progress towards making space travel commonplace, Space-X launched a rocket with a payload of 11 satellites, propelled them into orbit and then brought the rocket back down for a safe landing on a launch pad in Cape Canaveral. Amazing!

If I didn’t see it for myself, I wouldn’t believe it. The video actually looks like it is being run in reverse as the rocket lands softly and the engines. It was almost too perfect. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5bTbVbe4e4

Of course, I’m a marketer and not an engineer – so there is a great deal more to the flight plan and the months and years of work put into making such an accomplishment a reality. I apologize for simplifying down to a few sentences, but celebrating such an accomplishment MUST be done.

And celebration is why am I writing about this on an arts marketing blog. The celebration of all of the dreams and hard work to make those dreams a reality is palpable in the video. It’s true. It’s genuine. It’s what we all search for in a work environment or on a team or part of a theater, dance or musical production.

At about 32 minutes into the video, while some geniuses are giving a layman’s explanation to the intricacies of the project, an audible roar begins to build in the background as the entire team of hundreds realize what’s about to happen. All of the studying. All of the work. All of the tests. All coming to a conclusion before their eyes. It’s enough to bring tears of joy to your eyes – if not raise some major goose bumps!

The convergence between what is about to happen and the ongoing commentary is not contrived as so much is in these days of hyper-planned media extravaganzas. Look no further than Starwarsification I mentioned in a recent post.

I’d trade the authenticity of this amazing real-time video for every over-Disney-fied, Oscar-telecasted, reality-based, Super Bowl halftime performance ever. There’s an emotion that is triggered in us all when we witness real people with true passion. It simply cannot be duplicated.

Hat’s off for a tremendous accomplishment and an even better example of what it means to be a true team. Bravo!

About

Sean King has been consulting with small businesses and non-profit organizations for 25 years. Currently, Sean is a principal in the Aspire Consulting Group providing solutions and training for arts, events and non-profit marketing professionals and their organizations. Clients include Youth Education in the Arts (YEA!) and a growing list of satisfied organizations. Sean speaks regularly throughout the U.S. including at the IFEA Annual Conference, Arts Reach Conference, AFP, 92Y, CiviCRM User Summit, PA Council on the Arts, Michigan Festivals & Event Annual Conference. Sean serves as the Marketing Chairperson for the Hamilton District Main Street, a program of the Allentown Chamber of Commerce in Allentown and is a Co-Chair of the Arts & Culture Committee for the Upside Allentown initiative. You can follow Sean on Twitter @skingaspire or email him anytime at sking.aspire@gmail.com

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Sean King has been consulting with small businesses and non-profit organizations for 25 years.  Currently, Sean is a principle in the Aspire Consulting Group providing solutions and training for arts, events and non-profit marketing professionals and their organizations. Clients include Youth Education in the Arts (YEA!) and a growing list of satisfied organizations. Sean speaks regularly throughout the United States including at the IFEA Annual Conference, Arts Reach Conference, AFP, 92Y, CiviCRM User Summit, PA Council on the Arts, Michigan Festivals & Event Annual Conference.  Sean serves as the Marketing Chairperson for the Hamilton District Main Street program in Allentown and is a Co-Chair of the Arts & Culture Committee for the Upside Allentown initiative. He also blogs a artsmarketingblog.org.  You can follow Sean on Twitter @skingaspire. Sean resides with his wife Natalie and son Haydn in the global crossroads of Fogelsville, Pa.