Today's successful splashdown of the Space X Dragon (its mission to resupply the International Space Station complete) is more than the beginning of the transfer of a space program from government to private business, it's the transfer from one generation to the next.
Check out this view of Space X "mission control," lifted from a YouTube video when the spacecraft undocked from the space station.
And this video of Space X employees when it lifted off last week...
Meanwhile, at NASA's mission control...
Let the word go forth to an old generation of office managers: You can do great things wearing a T-shirt and jeans.
One thing I have noticed is that things like tattoos are becoming more acceptable in the workplace. There are still a lot of companies that require employees to cover up, but even in customer relation industries like food service servers are allowed to show some ink.
I have a name for people who wear suits to work in my office: political appointees. There are a few upper level managers that wear ties or business suits, but for the most part, it is just the commissioner and assistant commissioners. Mostly, the rest of us wear business casual. A few could probably call what they wear "casual" or "beachwear."
Happy Birthday Bob.
Travel (fly) safely.