SpaceX's Falcon 9 Gets The #upgoerfive Treatment

"Up Goer Five" is a webcomic by XKCD's Randall Munroe that describes NASA's Saturn V Rocket using only the 1,000 most commonly used words in English. The comic spawned many #upgoerfive spinoffs – some of them excellent. Now, somebody's given the #upgoerfive treatment to SpaceX's reusable Falcon 9 rocket.


Redditor surrender 52, who modeled his diagram directly after Munroe's, calls his illustration "The Bird 9":

It's not quite as polished as Munroe's original, but then, writes surrender52, "I'm an EE student, not a graphical designer, so unfortunately, that's as good as it's going to get unless I can get my hands on 15 more hours of free time and a copy of adobe illustrator." Helpfully, redditor Qeng-Ho responded soon thereafter with a cleaned up version:


Still not as polished as Munroes, but pretty great as homages go. Even the folks at SpaceX seem pleased with it:


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