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FALCON HEAVY launch day

Postby Gnomatic » 06 Feb 2018, 18:20

Spacex is set for the maiden launch of their Falcon Heavy rocket today. If successful, it'll be the most powerful operational rocket in existence today by a factor of two, and the most powerful since the Saturn V rockets used for the Apollo missions. They released a preview animation of the launch on Youtube.


youtu.be/Tk338VXcb24

Launch now set for 2:20pm EST. So either a manikin in a space suit riding in a Tesla Roadster will soon be cruising on its way to a Mars flyby, or they'll be an epic pyrotechnic display on the launch pad. Pretty cool either way.
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Re: FALCON HEAVY launch day

Postby Burgerman » 06 Feb 2018, 18:38

Already tuned in... And waiting gor 8 hours so far.
He is launching his own red tesla car ito an orbit to intersect mars.

http://www.spacex.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk338VXcb24

https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/06/watch ... time-here/

https://gizmodo.com/watch-spacex-launch ... 1822761269
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Re: FALCON HEAVY launch day

Postby Burgerman » 06 Feb 2018, 18:57

I am old enough to remember a real space race...


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Postby Gnomatic » 06 Feb 2018, 21:01

I was in Florida a few weeks ago. Would have taken a drive to the Cape to watch this in person, but the timing didn't work out. I'd love to see a launch in person.
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Postby Burgerman » 06 Feb 2018, 21:29

15 mins to launch, and all systems go. And issues annd a new launch date tomorrow. :fencing
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Re: FALCON HEAVY launch day

Postby Gnomatic » 06 Feb 2018, 22:24

That was phenomenal. Successful rocket launch + successful recovery of the side boosters. No word on the center core yet. I'm think that one may have gone in the drink.

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Re: FALCON HEAVY launch day

Postby Burgerman » 06 Feb 2018, 23:08

Very good.

But this says it all. I am living in the future. I just saw a man launch his electric high performance tesla sports car that he manufactured himself, to mars, in a rocket he built himself with his own money as part of his scheme to put a millon people on mars, with the car playing david bowie, on my computer which connects to the world wirelessely in real time, live...

How long before theres a McDonalds on mars?

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Postby Burgerman » 07 Feb 2018, 01:28

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Re: FALCON HEAVY launch day

Postby Gnomatic » 07 Feb 2018, 01:43

Just watched his news conference. Center core ran out of fuel or something so its landing burn failed and it hit the water at over 300mph and exploded. Knocking out two of the engines on the drone ship. Can't wait for that video!
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Re: FALCON HEAVY launch day

Postby Gnomatic » 07 Feb 2018, 22:33

Good audio of the booster landings.


youtu.be/Z_kfM-BmVzQ
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Re: FALCON HEAVY launch day

Postby Vitolds » 08 Feb 2018, 11:51

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Re: FALCON HEAVY launch day

Postby motoman » 10 Feb 2018, 15:49

This is the most epic thing I've seen in my life. I was too young to remember the Apollo V. I watched it at work and a 20 year old kid comes over and says "whatca watchin'", I told him the Spacex falcon heavy lanch. He had never heard of Spacex banghead Young people are hopelessly out of touch :(
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Re: FALCON HEAVY launch day

Postby popschief » 10 Feb 2018, 17:49

Too young for Apollo V, - :roll: - then I guess we shouldn't bring up Buck Rogers. :shh:

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Re: FALCON HEAVY launch day

Postby Sully » 10 Feb 2018, 18:46

MOTOMAN some of the youth are hopeless, not all. But here in NC there has been little fuss made about this venture. PBS evening news (NEWS HOUR) has dedicated several segments this past year on it. But the factual news is not quite as thrilling as the sensationalism of most of the media.
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Re: FALCON HEAVY launch day

Postby Burgerman » 10 Feb 2018, 20:55

This is the most epic thing I've seen in my life.


You heard it before, and saw some on those vids above but apollo was intensive, relentless, with no previous to go on, without modern technology, and way, way bigger and more dangerous. It was watched daily by everyone that could worldwide. Seriously it made the stuff we see today like like a modern firework. Wait while we are launching people to mars in BIG rockets! Hopefully with the same energy and willpower and TV coverage as the apollo days. Those kids will know about it then.
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Re: FALCON HEAVY launch day

Postby Wheelie » 15 Feb 2018, 10:32

My lifelong dream has been watching rocketlaunch live. Maybe somewhere in future...

Hats off to Mr Musk

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