I love that they scrubbed the Artemis launch moon launch Monday. I was excited for it, especially given that there would be three weeks of moon news, but I had two misgivings, both regarding the paint.
- They didn't paint USA in huge letters in the side. That was a thrill with the Apollo project, watching the U rise past the camera, then the S, then the A. I suppose national pride isn't needed when there's no one-on-one space race anymore.
- They should just call that shade "O-ring orange." That's the same color as the booster that exploded on the Challenger. Why make that choice?
NASA, take this opportunity to touch up the paint job.