According to my calendar, its time for Astrophilately Thursday again.
“In 1959 the U.S. Navy submarine USS Barbero assisted the Post Office Department, the predecessor of the current United States Postal Service (USPS) in its search for faster, more efficient forms of mail transportation with the first and only delivery of “Missile Mail”. Shortly before noon on 8 June 1959, Barbero fired a Regulus cruise missile — its nuclear warhead having earlier been replaced by two official Post Office Department mail containers — at the Naval Auxiliary Air Station in Mayport, Florida. Twenty-two minutes later, the missile struck its target.”
Apparently, some L5ey types think this idea could be the killer app that BlueOrigin/Armadillo Aerospace types need to cross the the chasm separating “hobby for rich nerds” from “source of rich nerds”. At first, this sounds insane. But think about if there was ever a functioning global market for body parts. 2am LA motorcycle crash = new heart for the emir’s son.