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    Last minute of countdown starts around 29:00 .... Boosters land shortly after T+7:30
    Core stage unfortunately didn't make it

    Stage 2 with Starman now has an Apoapsis of 7 Mm and will make the final burn to escape velocity in ~5 hours
    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/...rc=twsrc%5Etfw
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  • #2
    Watched this live. The two side boosters landing in sync was beautiful.
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    • #3
      WHO CARES?!?!
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      • #4
        Anyone with an interest in space(-flight) or engineering I would say.

        Especially boosters landing on their own power is something that never was there before.
        And, as Lori already mentioned, he sight of the 2 boosters landing synchronously is just beautiful

        They also put a nice hommage to Douglas Adams into the Tela
        Last edited by Proteus_MST; February 7, 2018, 06:39.
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        • #5
          Simultaneous landings looked cool.

          However, I'm concerned the car thingie will drift into deep space and alert the Borg before we're ready to fight back
          Blah

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          • #6
            If there was ever a shot that looked photo shopped, it was the car in space. I can see it igniting a whole new wave of Moon landing deniers.
            It's almost as if all his overconfident, absolutist assertions were spoonfed to him by a trusted website or subreddit. Sheeple
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            • #7
              Originally posted by BeBro View Post
              Simultaneous landings looked cool.

              However, I'm concerned the car thingie will drift into deep space and alert the Borg before we're ready to fight back
              Dn't worry ... the Falcon Heavy wasn't powerful enough to reach escape velocity out of the solar system.
              The succesful third burn "just" was powerful enough to raise the Apoapsi towards the Asteroid belt (so that the Tesla now will orbit sun in an elliptical orbit, with the Apoapsis somewhere below the orbit of Cres and the Periapsis somewhere aroun the orbit of earth)

              https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/961083704230674438



              If the Klingons (or other interstellar invaders) are close enough to dicover the Tesla, they are also close enough to receive radio signals from earth (and have been for quite some time) ... and therefore already know that there is a species of somewhat tehcnologically developed apes on Sols 3rd planet, that is ripe for conquest/subjugation
              When people ask you what happened tell them the north remembers.
              Tell them, winter came for House Frey.

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              • #8
                Flat earthers will not like this. That was something to watch. When is the second firing to send to mars? difficult to find updates.

                oh, and... there's the AHHHZZ I remember. stupid azz post.

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                • #9
                  and that launch was more like 9/10 successful. IF they can fire the engine again and send to planned orbit.

                  that car is not going to last a million year either. not even a 100 years. space is a hard place. maybe the frame and some glass that does not bust. the rest of the car is all carbon bonds. the leather seats even the body. the sun is going to slice that puppy up.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Count Vlad View Post
                    Flat earthers will not like this. That was something to watch. When is the second firing to send to mars? difficult to find updates.

                    oh, and... there's the AHHHZZ I remember. stupid azz post.
                    Actually the third burn ... and it already has happened, see my link to Elon Musks tweet in my previous posting.

                    The third burn even was "more successful" than planned. The remaining fuel in the 2nd stage had enough dV to not only raise the Aphelion to Mars, but even to just below he orbit of Ceres, so that it now has an elliptical orbit with Perihelion ~0.99 AU and an Aphelion of 2.6 AU
                    When people ask you what happened tell them the north remembers.
                    Tell them, winter came for House Frey.

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                    • #11
                      well look at that, pretty cool. this should make space exploration something exciting in the next few years to come. waiting now for BFR.

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                      • #12
                        Booster landing from another view - that is a heavy deceleration

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                        • #13
                          That is just so cool
                          It's almost as if all his overconfident, absolutist assertions were spoonfed to him by a trusted website or subreddit. Sheeple
                          RIP Tony Bogey & Baron O

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                          • #14
                            Rockets are a technological dead end.

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                            • #15
                              I guess the manichin "driving" tge car won't last much more than a year. Radiation and space dust are going to do him in.
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