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#1 Finn

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 09:41 PM

Earlier today a SpaceX Falcon Heavy had it's first test flight, a successful one, and it's payload is a Tesla Roadster on it's way into space:

 

https://youtu.be/wbSwFU6tY1c?t=2039

 

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 09:48 PM

Watched part of it. Just as exciting as ealy space program !......Harv
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Posted 06 February 2018 - 09:50 PM

Is that crazy or is that crazy.....AWESOME!!!


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 10:22 PM

Watching those two boosters re-enter then legs fold out and both land side by side perfectly timed is like watching something out of a sci fi movie.  Amazing.


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 10:39 PM

Tesla Roadster

 

I particularly liked the message on the data display in the Tesla

 

It said 'Don't Panic'

 

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 11:31 PM

Wow!
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Posted 06 February 2018 - 11:40 PM

At least he's sticking the Tesla waaay up there and not contributing more junk to low Earth orbit. It's an impressive concept with the reusable boosters.
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Posted 06 February 2018 - 11:48 PM

Anyone hear anything on the center booster? last I heard, it might have dumped itself on recovery.  But even so, 2 outta 3 ain't bad.

 

That's on big rocket. 

For some reason, I thought Russia was bringing the Energia back online as a heavy lifter.

Since the Shuttle stopped, there's been precious little heavy lift capability anywhere in the world.

 

And I'm glad that Tesla is gone. One less fad car on the road.   :)  Then again, maybe the Martians will look at it, laugh at out inept technology, and send it right back to us.

Or, it might be the next V'ger.


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 11:49 PM

Ok, let's go a step further in imagination: One of the Mars rover vehicles is having a "close encounter" with the TESLA, which all of a sudden managed to make an entry in Mars atmosphere and bumping into the rover...........talking about your insurance coverage......... :mental: :innocent: :hmmm: :hmmm:

 

but seriously, this is indeed like looking at a scifi movie..........


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:03 AM

Yeah we're all used to rockets blasting off into space.

Seeing one come back down and land in one piece

is literally amazing. (to me anyway)

I gotta hand it to these folks :speak_cool: :goodjob:


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:18 AM

Anyone hear anything on the center booster? last I heard, it might have dumped itself on recovery.  But even so, 2 outta 3 ain't bad.

 

That's on big rocket. 

For some reason, I thought Russia was bringing the Energia back online as a heavy lifter.

Since the Shuttle stopped, there's been precious little heavy lift capability anywhere in the world.

 

And I'm glad that Tesla is gone. One less fad car on the road.   :)  Then again, maybe the Martians will look at it, laugh at out inept technology, and send it right back to us.

Or, it might be the next V'ger.nto its upper orbit. My question is...Is the car coming back with the center main stage, or is it gone forever ?......Harv

 

 

I believe Ern, its still attached to the car. My understanding that they need to light it one more time to boost the car (payload) into an upper level orbit. My question is..will the car return with the center booster, or be "LOST IN SPACE" forever ?.......Harv


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:40 AM

The center booster is two stage, the three bottom stages (two outer boosters and center bottom stage are basically the same).  The outer stages landed back at the cape, the center bottom stage was to land on a platform out in the ocean. Don't know if it did.

 

There might be something on line?


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:44 AM

Found this,  the center section missed it's mark and hit the ocean at 300mph


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:33 AM

Love the fact that they are totally disrupting the space launch establishment. Go Elon!
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 02:02 AM

I think this just goes to prove that  Governments has no interest in space exploration If a private company can do this. I even question NASA these days but understand they have little funding. Just think were we would be now if the same type of funding for Apollo was available after Apollo was cancelled. Congrats to Space X  , a really remarkable test flight and two of the boosters landing back on their designated pads and a car in space !


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