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Mars on Earth: The Long Tick of Elon Time

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We've all heard the joke.

Elon says they're going to fly Commercial Crew in Q1 2020, so add Elon Time - that's mid-to-late 2020, right? 😂😬

You gotta admit, he's consistent - he always tells you the best-case situation; Subtext: if nothing goes wrong... but has that ever happened?

If you count how many nods Elon makes while he answers that question and which way his eyes are pointing you can see how sure he is... How much he isn't telling you.

How much you have no right to know, damn it. Let the man work!

That's how you make a following. Guard your playbook, and move. Never stand still, lest they believe you've fallen over.

What would have happened if 2 years ago Elon said "Look, nothing is going to happen at SpaceX until we see what the NASA Admin is going to do, so just spin your wheels and don't do anything. I'm going to work on Starlink."

Probably everything we've seen in the last 2 years. Gradual improvement and - dare we say it?…