Dr. Don Lincoln is a senior physicist at Fermilab and does research using the Large Hadron Collider. He has written numerous books and produces a series of science education videos. He is the author of, most recently, “The Large Hadron Collider: The Extraordinary Story of the Higgs Boson and Other Things that Will Blow Your Mind.” Follow him on Facebook. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)This week, we witnessed another blow in a very public battle between two heavyweights. I’m talking about Elon Musk’s successful vertical landing of his Falcon 9 rocket and his undisguised glee at trumping Jeff Bezos’ recent vertical landing of New Shepard.