SPACEX

Discussion in 'Science, Tech, & Space Exploration' started by Dundee, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. Dundee

    Dundee Fading day by day.

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    How did I miss this Event?
    I dunno about the rest of you, but my mind is blown,
    100 years from now capital cities will have monuments dedicated to Elon Musk
    He will be part of subjects taught in Universities in the same way Thomas Edison and the likes are.

    You have probably all seen this, somehow I had missed it!!!
    My eldest son shown me this today, if you do nothing else....
    Watch it all, but if you cant...
    Watch the first bit,
    Watch the launch
    then skip to the 16 min mark
    and pick your blown mind off the floor at about 22 mins.

     
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  2. 3FEL9

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    I think his Engineers should be praised. Hes just CEO ?
     
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  3. Toroid

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  4. August

    August Metanoia

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    Awesome seeing the twin landers landing on the pad like something out of a sci fi movie.
     
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  7. humanoidlord

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  8. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Not only that but the rocket is carrying a Tesla roadster on a heading to Mars...

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    Ground control to Major Tom - we have LIFT OFF! Moment the World's most powerful space rocket fires a Tesla Roadster to MARS - while the car plays Bowie's Space Oddity on its stereo (for the benefit of the crash test dummy behind its wheel)

    • 'Falcon Heavy' has finally blasted off from Cape Canaveral in a historic launch for Elon Musk's SpaceX
    • The massive three-core rocket is carrying Musk's red Tesla Roadster, with a dummy inside dubbed Starman
    • Powered by 27 engines, the rocket features three reusable cores, two of which were filmed returning to Earth
    • After launch, main module carrying the Roadster separated from the rocket, and is on its way to deep space


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  9. Toroid

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    Yes, lets give Starman a round of applause! He's probably going to get a lot of work in Hollywood! I can see him in an upcoming X-Men movie. :)
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  10. humanoidlord

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    wow this thread needs more comments!
     
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  11. CasualBystander

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    The upper stage apparently shut down and looped through the Van Allen belts for a while to show the electronics could take it before a final boost to an earth/mars orbit.

    Musk is milking this flight for all the testing he could.

    As a side note: a Falcon Heavy launch costs $90 million vs $59 million for a Falcon launch.

    SpaceX is quoted as launching for $1000 per pound.
     
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  12. nivek

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    "Last pic of Starman in Roadster enroute to Mars orbit and then the Asteroid Belt," Elon Musk posts on his Instagram. (ELON MUSK/SPACEX)

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  13. CasualBystander

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    Starman and the Tesla roadster getting smashed to sh*t by an asteroid would be compelling video but not the publicity that Musk is looking for.
     
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  15. Toroid

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    A hidden object was placed somewhere in the roadster called the Arch. It's quartz crystal etched with a laser and is intended to last 14 billion years.
    The Most Interesting Thing Shot into Space Last Week Wasn't a Tesla
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  18. Toroid

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    That's a nice profit. :)
     
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  19. Toroid

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    SpaceX has launch some of the 12,000 Starlink satellites.
    Elon Musk launches the first of his internet satellites | Daily Mail Online
     
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