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Old 02-06-2018, 05:18 PM   #1
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Falcon Heavy

The video at 22:40 is simply awesome!

Thunderbirds Away!

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You said it, incredible advancement in the rocket business
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HopCar (Parks) was there today with good seats. We’re waiting for the full report. A pretty cool day for sure.
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:49 PM   #4
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It was a magnificent launch. After sitting in the Sun for six hours and several delays it went off perfectly. Big Flame! Similar to the Shuttle. And the boosters came home! That was truly amazing.

We heard that the boosters had separated and we waited straining to see them. Then it happened, two fires high in the sky. Then I lost them until the fires appeared down low to the horizon. They dropped below a line of trees. Then Boom Boom, two sonic booms and huge engine sound hit several seconds after they were down.

I want to see this thing go at night!

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We watched on TV. On top was that a red convertible with an fake astronaut?
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Here is a better link....


https://www.space.com/39607-spacex-f...ht-launch.html
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:18 AM   #7
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We watched on TV. On top was that a red convertible with an fake astronaut?
They needed a test payload and Musk has a great sense of humor. That was his personal Tesla. It will go into an eliptical orbit that will carry it as far out as Mars.

Normally they would just use a chunk of concrete as the test load.
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I heard the center rocket first stage had an engine or two fail to light to stop its descent. So hit the barge or hit the water near the barge at like 300mph. But the two side boosters made a good landing. Still a profound success. Recovering the first stages (two out of three) is just icing on the cake.

There is a dummy in a space suit in the drivers seat of the car. I think there is a stuffed dog in the passenger seat, but could not tell for sure on the video. GF and I watched the streamed launch, and she noticed the dog. It cracked her up big time!!

And the info center on the dash states in big letters "Don't Panic". Guy does have a sense of humor!! And gets sh!t done!!

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There is a dummy in a space suit in the drivers seat of the car. I think there is a stuffed dog in the passenger seat, but could not tell for sure on the video. GF and I watched the streamed launch, and she noticed the dog. It cracked her up big time!!

For those who may remember the 1981 movie, "Heavy Metal."
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Correction: I just looked at some other vids, and it is pretty clear there is no dog in the car.

Boooo.

I won't tell the GF.
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“And the info center on the dash states in big letters "Don't Panic".

Ski, I bet he had his towel with him.
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Arthur? Arthur Dent? Is that you?
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I hear Elon is working with the Irish Government to send a man to the sun.

The Irish have worked out how to stop him from being fried to ashes.

They are going to send him at night.
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Rufus, I knew you’d get the reference. Your mind is as twisted as mine.

You’ve got to give it to Elon, he has read a lot of science fiction.
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