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#2447494 - 02/06/18 02:57 PM Spacex / Tesla launch today!
Pacnorthcuda Offline
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Now set to go at 3:45 EST. most powerful rocket since the Saturn V!!!

27 engines. Elon gives it a 50/50 chance of failure!

All seems like a publicity stunt. It's carrying a Tesla roadster------yeh, that makes sense.

I'm betting on failure. Wonder what this costing taxpayers.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/06/science/falcon-heavy-spacex-launch.html

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#2447500 - 02/06/18 03:13 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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#2447506 - 02/06/18 03:18 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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Originally Posted By Pacnorthcuda
Now set to go at 3:45 EST. most powerful rocket since the Saturn V!!!

27 engines. Elon gives it a 50/50 chance of failure!

All seems like a publicity stunt. It's carrying a Tesla roadster------yeh, that makes sense.

I'm betting on failure. Wonder what this costing taxpayers.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/06/science/falcon-heavy-spacex-launch.html


am or pm? last one set off a whole bunch of stuff lol
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#2447507 - 02/06/18 03:20 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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PM...as in 20 minutes

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#2447513 - 02/06/18 03:29 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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Pretty much all first flights of a new rocket will carry a dummy load. Most of the time it's something boring like a chunk of metal.

Spacex is paying for range services, so taxpayers are making money right now, lol.
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#2447515 - 02/06/18 03:30 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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Well...they've already successfully resupplied the ISS so I don't have much reason to doubt Musk's 50/50 estimate.

A Tesla roadster is probably a reasonable way of initially testing payload capabilities. 3,000 pounds and no great loss if the thing explodes. Plus, it's publicity.
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#2447516 - 02/06/18 03:31 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: hooziewhatsit]
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Originally Posted By hooziewhatsit


Spacex is paying for range services, so taxpayers are making money right now, lol.


Glad you added that LOL to your post!

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#2447529 - 02/06/18 03:44 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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Here we go

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#2447535 - 02/06/18 03:50 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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Awesome, absolutely awesome. The pic of the car!!! Wow

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#2447536 - 02/06/18 03:53 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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So...how long till the nuke hits North Korea?

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#2447537 - 02/06/18 03:54 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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Ok....that's just freeking
Incredible

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#2447539 - 02/06/18 03:56 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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That's something I can agree on laugh2

15 years ago no one thought this would be possible.
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#2447540 - 02/06/18 03:57 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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A jaw dropper. I am a spacex fan now. Wow. Wow. Wow

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#2447541 - 02/06/18 03:57 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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I just watched. And the boosters just landed and they are waiting to head about the 1st stage if it landed on the drone ship.

Amazing
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#2447542 - 02/06/18 03:58 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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That was pretty awesome to watch
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#2447543 - 02/06/18 03:58 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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Still waiting on the center section return

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#2447545 - 02/06/18 04:01 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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The landing of the boosters! I would have never thought possible in my lifetime. They even landed simultaneously.

Looked like a 60's episode of Twilight Zone...in color.

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#2447546 - 02/06/18 04:01 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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this link had the livestream, but it has a replay now. Fun starts around the half hour mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbSwFU6tY1c
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#2447548 - 02/06/18 04:04 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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#2447551 - 02/06/18 04:11 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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Originally Posted By Pacnorthcuda
The landing of the boosters! I would have never thought possible in my lifetime. They even landed simultaneously.

Looked like a 60's episode of Twilight Zone...in color.


I was watching and thinking "no way this s**t's real!" It looked like one of those NASA animations that demonstrate a future project.
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