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carver

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Space X will be sending it's Falcon Heavy into orbit this afternoon (can be watched live, just type in Space X)Elon Musk will be sending a new Tesla roadster into orbit around Mars for perpetuity.The launch will happen from 1:30 until 4:30 EST *update* (launch has been pushed back until 2:50 EST)
 
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carver

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*update* launch pushed back until 3:05 EST
 
Just what we need, more space junk floating around out there.:bounce:
 
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carver

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Musk is trying

to perfect his "heavy lift" rocket in case rosy O'Donnell want to take a trip to outer space:D
"Falcon Heavy draws upon the proven heritage and reliability of Falcon 9. Its first stage is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff"
 

Miguel Cervantes

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That was a freakin phenomenal launch. I think landing the two side boosters simultaneously at Canaveral was about as impressive.
 

Miguel Cervantes

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Spoiler alert for Flat Earthers. Do not watch the launch video. :rofl:
 
The booster landing was awesome, but I'm smelling trouble since they haven't announced the final landing.
 
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carver

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The booster landing was awesome, but I'm smelling trouble since they haven't announced the final landing.
Yeah,they said the landing on the bardge shakes the antennas so much it knocks out the feed
 
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carver

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SIL is ex military, and is going to check his source's for intel
 

Miguel Cervantes

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The booster landing was awesome, but I'm smelling trouble since they haven't announced the final landing.
Elon Musk is embarrassing NASA with what is able to achieve vs the trillions they've spent over the years and never could land a rocket stage vertically.
 
Elon Musk is embarrassing NASA with what is able to achieve vs the trillions they've spent over the years and never could land a rocket stage vertically.
Oh no doubt, but that's because private companies are incentivized to innovate where government project are incentivized only the project's goals and nothing but those goals for the lowest cost possible.
 

NOYDB

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Yup compare the results and cost of doing things today against NASA. Don't forget todays results build on all that NASA learned, and paid for.
 
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