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#2448049 - 02/07/18 12:41 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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Wasting tax dollars.....nice.
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#2448051 - 02/07/18 12:47 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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I watched the launch live yesterday. It was absolutely incredible. I’ve watched the replays a few times and it still raises the hairs on the back of my neck. Elon hit a home run with this one.
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#2448057 - 02/07/18 01:11 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: FM3AAR]
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Originally Posted By FM3AAR
Unreal!







Like a scene from the movie Heavy Metal.

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#2448091 - 02/07/18 02:25 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Hugh Jorgan]
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Originally Posted By Hugh Jorgan
Originally Posted By FM3AAR
Unreal!



Like a scene from the movie Heavy Metal.


I had this thought too. If you look at the photos of the Tesla Roadster floating in outer space, you almost have to think he got the idea straight from the opening sequence of Heavy Metal. It looks almost identical.

The whole thing was incredible! SpaceX deserves all the praise they get for pulling off such an unbelieveable feat. It probably went better than anyone could have imagined. And watching those two rockets land side by side was surreal and something that I would have said was impossible not long ago.
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#2448129 - 02/07/18 03:28 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: wylde8]
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#2448149 - 02/07/18 04:15 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: ChryCoGuy]
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Congrats to Elon..just fantastic to watch!
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#2448155 - 02/07/18 04:31 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: RoadRunnerLuva]
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I had posted on the other Falcon Heavy thread that I literally busted out laughing when I saw the Tesla & Starman. Immediately reminded me of the Corvette from "Heavy Metal"


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#2448160 - 02/07/18 04:37 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: NewbombTurkk]
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Originally Posted By NewbombTurkk
Wasting tax dollars.....nice.
Yup, just like Spain wasting funds to send Columbus to the Americas. And then others coming here to settle and live.
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#2448268 - 02/07/18 08:46 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: amxautox]
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#2448321 - 02/07/18 11:16 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: NewbombTurkk]
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Originally Posted By NewbombTurkk
Wasting tax dollars.....nice.




But your probably OK with the 2.4 TRILLION taxpayer's $$$ that was sh1ted away in Afghanistan and Iraq

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#2448398 - 02/08/18 08:14 AM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: DAYCLONA]
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Originally Posted By DAYCLONA
Originally Posted By NewbombTurkk
Wasting tax dollars.....nice.




But your probably OK with the 2.4 TRILLION taxpayer's $$$ that was sh1ted away in Afghanistan and Iraq


Not at all OK with it and you are 100% correct about that, and it continues to this day....a yearly guaranteed market for connected defense contractors.

As for colonizing space, space travel and the like....never gonna happen people...it is stuff of dreams and fantasy...people like Musk capitalize on this to fatten their wallets even more, usually with free dollars, get their names out there, and their egos stroked. We can't even colonize Detroit.......much less Mars.
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#2448403 - 02/08/18 08:19 AM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: NewbombTurkk]
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#2448504 - 02/08/18 11:21 AM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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When do we go back to our regularly scheduled programming of I Hate Tesla?

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#2448535 - 02/08/18 12:13 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Diego (not Ted)]
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Originally Posted By Diego (not Ted)
When do we go back to our regularly scheduled programming of I Hate Tesla?


Soon enough laugh2


The last view of starman before the batteries died.


And if you want to view the approximate orbit it's in: http://orbitsimulator.com/gravitySimulatorCloud/simulations/1518068283173_teslaHorizons.html
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#2448544 - 02/08/18 12:28 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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Cool acomplishment but... you cant deliver cars to customers who have paid for them but you can deliver one into outerspace? Seems like a good use of money to me... NOT! How bout get out of the rocket buisness till you deliver the cars you already got money for and blew past the timeline you promised or quit promising cars you can't deliver(on earth).
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#2448609 - 02/08/18 02:35 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: NewbombTurkk]
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Originally Posted By NewbombTurkk
Originally Posted By DAYCLONA
[quote=NewbombTurkk]Wasting tax dollars.....nice.




We can't even colonize Detroit.......much less Mars.


Probably more hostile life forms in Detroit!
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#2448636 - 02/08/18 03:32 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: HotRodDave]
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Originally Posted By HotRodDave
Cool acomplishment but... you cant deliver cars to customers who have paid for them but you can deliver one into outerspace? Seems like a good use of money to me... NOT! How bout get out of the rocket buisness till you deliver the cars you already got money for and blew past the timeline you promised or quit promising cars you can't deliver(on earth).


Good Point....because it was/is never about the cars....it is raping the taxpayers wallet and getting your mug on tv. billionaires all have plenty of $$$$, so they compete for notoriety and to appear on the news (see narcissism).
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#2448642 - 02/08/18 03:43 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: NewbombTurkk]
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Originally Posted By HotRodDave
Cool acomplishment but... you cant deliver cars to customers who have paid for them but you can deliver one into outerspace? Seems like a good use of money to me... NOT! How bout get out of the rocket buisness till you deliver the cars you already got money for and blew past the timeline you promised or quit promising cars you can't deliver(on earth).

Well, they are separate companies, so I'm pretty sure they can continue working in parallel. The car in question was the first model they produced years ago, not a model 3.

Model 3 production is continuing to increase. We all know that work tends to fill the time allotted, so missing tight deadlines can sometimes still be faster than meeting loose deadlines. The M3 was moved up by a couple years, so they're still ahead of that original timeline.

I'm surprised there haven't been complaints here of how the Falcon Heavy flew 5 years later than they initially thought. laugh2

Originally Posted By NewbombTurkk
Good Point....because it was/is never about the cars....it is raping the taxpayers wallet and getting your mug on tv. billionaires all have plenty of $$$$, so they compete for notoriety and to appear on the news (see narcissism).

*Citation needed.
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#2448647 - 02/08/18 04:03 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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I rather see him STAY in the Space business and get out of the car business.

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#2448658 - 02/08/18 04:30 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: hooziewhatsit]
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Originally Posted By hooziewhatsit
Originally Posted By Diego (not Ted)
When do we go back to our regularly scheduled programming of I Hate Tesla?


Soon enough laugh2


The last view of starman before the batteries died.


And if you want to view the approximate orbit it's in: http://orbitsimulator.com/gravitySimulatorCloud/simulations/1518068283173_teslaHorizons.html
It'll never land on Mars if it keeps passing it. lol

and did they lose the Earth???


Edited by amxautox (02/08/18 05:13 PM)
Edit Reason: EARTH IS MISSING!!!
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