How to Find the SpaceX Easter Egg in Mass Effect Andromeda
Mass Effect Andromeda has a lot of love for Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Not only is there an easter egg for it in the game, but it’s one full of appreciation for the company’s work.
In your quarters on the Tempest, check out the small shelves under a TV on the side of the room. You’ll be able to interact with a “SpaceX model” there. This unlocks a codex entry, which you can access through the menu, all about SpaceX’s hand in launching mankind’s ventures into the universe:
“After the historic NASA Apollo moon landings in 1969, the drive for crewed space exploration slowed as government funding dried up. The move towards cheaper unmanned probes and orbital stations gained traction instead, as one of the central obstacles was the expense of creating first-stage booster rockets that would be lost after each flight.
But the lure of sending people into the cosmos never lost its draw. In the early 21st century, a private company called SpaceX pioneered efforts in sustainable space travel by developing a reusable launch system. It revolutionized the field as the first entity, government or private, to successfully launch and then safely recover an orbital booster rocket intact, allowing it to be reused in future launches. Reusable hardware placed lower-cost, sustainable space travel within reach.
Galvanized by SpaceX’s achievements, a renaissance in space exploration followed. Reusable launch system technology later became pivotal in establishing the European Space Agency’s first permanent settlement on Mars, Lowell City, in 2103.”
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