Dissin’ Tycho Brahe

Found this interesting article about a pair of amateur rocketeers…manned rocketeers, that is.  Very cool, though slightly mad.

What spun me up was this passage about the name of their craft:

called HEAT-1X Tycho Brahe (named after a 16th century Danish discoverer of a supernova).

Tycho Brahe…and all Discovery News could come up with was “discoverer of a supernova?”  Isn’t that like saying Robert Bunsen “discovered a couple of elements?”

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