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« on: 06 February 2018, 21:03:51 »

Well .. congratulations to Elon Musk and SpaceX, just watched the launch of Falcon Heavy.....  appeared to be faultless, was also quite amazing !! The simultaneous landing of the 2 side cores was stunning !!

Just hope the rest of the mission .. centre core recovery and orbit insertion also go as planned

He might be a dreamer .. but it appears some of his dreams do come true !!

https://twitter.com/hashtag/FalconHeavy?src=hash


re-watch on this site

https://www.theguardian.com/science/live/2018/feb/06/spacex-falcon-heavy-launch-elon-musk-live-updates
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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #1 on: 06 February 2018, 21:09:51 »

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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #2 on: 06 February 2018, 21:26:20 »

Absolutely fickin fantastic! I had a tear in my eye when those boosters landed safely. What an achievement.
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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #3 on: 06 February 2018, 21:28:01 »

enjoyed every minute of that launch & seeing the starman sitting in his Tesla  :y

Did the centre core manage to land back on the drone ship  ???
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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #4 on: 06 February 2018, 21:33:10 »

enjoyed every minute of that launch & seeing the starman sitting in his Tesla  :y

Did the centre core manage to land back on the drone ship  ???

No formal news but the rumours are that it crashed ...

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FalconHeavy%20drone%20ship&src=rela

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FalconHeavy%20center%20core&src=rela

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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #5 on: 06 February 2018, 22:58:05 »

One hell of an achievement just landing the boosters in sync. Shame about the centre core though. Great watch and thanks for the link. :y 8)
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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #6 on: 06 February 2018, 23:17:53 »

At least they have a sense of humour too, with the caption "don`t panic" on the satnav screen in the Tesla  :D
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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #7 on: 07 February 2018, 06:59:57 »

Fantastic achievement, by man with a vision for 21st century transport. :y :y :y

While the best our politicians can manage for 21st century progress is an overpriced, high maintenance white elephant using Victorian technology, HS2. >:( >:( >:(
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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #8 on: 07 February 2018, 07:58:29 »

Although not quite according to script with the centre section crashing into the water as opposed to landing back as planned it was still a great achievement :y The two side boosters landing in synch was amazing to see.Couple of nice touches with the sat nav display,Major Tom on the stereo and a copy of Hitchikers Guide in the glove box 8) Bodes well for the future and good luck to the man for his vision and determination to see it through :y :y
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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #9 on: 07 February 2018, 10:47:48 »

Fantastic achievement, by man with a vision for 21st century transport. :y :y :y

While the best our politicians can manage for 21st century progress is an overpriced, high maintenance white elephant using Victorian technology, HS2. >:( >:( >:(

Rods2. I have put your name down for the first New York to London rocket flight. Journey time of 29 minutes.
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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #10 on: 07 February 2018, 11:14:40 »

Elon reckons he will have a man on Mars by 2025....... :) :)

I doubt it but.......
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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #11 on: 07 February 2018, 11:15:44 »

Very impressive but, he does seem like a modern day Bond villain!
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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #12 on: 07 February 2018, 11:53:24 »

Elon reckons he will have a man on Mars by 2025....... :) :)

I doubt it but.......
If he does, it will probably be a one-way trip.
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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #13 on: 07 February 2018, 13:20:55 »

The irony of running the car batteries down playing music on the radio in an environment where sound doesn't travel is not lost on me ;D
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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #14 on: 07 February 2018, 14:23:17 »

Very impressive but, he does seem like a modern day Bond villain!

Kinda makes me wonder who he put in the driver's seat of the roadster. :-\
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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #15 on: 07 February 2018, 19:23:03 »

Very impressive but, he does seem like a modern day Bond villain!

Kinda makes me wonder who he put in the driver's seat of the roadster. :-\
Havn,t heard much from Trump since the launch. :D
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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #16 on: 07 February 2018, 22:59:50 »

Very impressive but, he does seem like a modern day Bond villain!

Kinda makes me wonder who he put in the driver's seat of the roadster. :-\
Havn,t heard much from Trump since the launch. :D

If only.. and his hands did look a little small on the steering wheel... ;D
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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #17 on: 07 February 2018, 23:06:08 »

Than again.. all that Elnett in close proximity to the rocket fuel.. would have been a brave man to have risked it. ;D
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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #18 on: 08 February 2018, 08:15:20 »

I note the payload is now not heading quite where it should!  ;D
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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #19 on: 08 February 2018, 10:07:25 »

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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #20 on: 08 February 2018, 10:23:33 »

Surely, if you were hoping to win customers for your launch platform, you'd want to demonstrate its accuracy in putting the payload exactly where you say you're going to put it, as this is what your customers will want?

I don't get the "well, we'll just fire up the engine and, if the electronics works, and the fuel hasn't frozen, we'll burn it all and see where it ends up" approach at all. ;D Do they have the capability to put something where they say they will, or are they just amateurs playing with bottle rockets like I did when I was a kid*, but on a slightly larger budget? :-\


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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #21 on: 08 February 2018, 11:29:11 »

I note the payload is now not heading quite where it should!  ;D

For those who've not read it ...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-08/spacex-starman-misses-mars-heading-to-asteroid-belt/9407678

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Sounds to me Entwood as though the car will soon be classed as a total write off!! Do you think anyone will make a claim to their insurance company?

Can you imagine the conversation................" Hello, my car has been written off"......."Where did this happen?".............."Somewhere in the Asteroid Belt"............"Where was you travelling to?"........."eh, to Mars".............."Were there any witnesses?"............."No"................"What were the weather conditions like?"................."eh, well, space like; no air, very dry, with excellent visibility".............""Do you need the car recovered?"....................."Yes please"................. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;)


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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #22 on: 08 February 2018, 12:03:17 »

I note the payload is now not heading quite where it should!  ;D

For those who've not read it ...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-08/spacex-starman-misses-mars-heading-to-asteroid-belt/9407678

:)

Sounds to me Entwood as though the car will soon be classed as a total write off!! Do you think anyone will make a claim to their insurance company?

Can you imagine the conversation................" Hello, my car has been written off"......."Where did this happen?".............."Somewhere in the Asteroid Belt"............"Where was you travelling to?"........."eh, to Mars".............."Were there any witnesses?"............."No"................"What were the weather conditions like?"................."eh, well, space like; no air, very dry, with excellent visibility".............""Do you need the car recovered?"....................."Yes please"................. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;)

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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #23 on: 08 February 2018, 12:11:02 »

Absolutely fickin fantastic! I had a tear in my eye when those boosters landed safely. What an achievement.

+1,that was bloody brilliant,shame the other bit didn't quite make it
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« Reply #24 on: 08 February 2018, 13:01:18 »

The irony of running the car batteries down playing music on the radio in an environment where sound doesn't travel is not lost on me ;D

I suspect he will have solar panels to charge it Matt. :y
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« Reply #25 on: 08 February 2018, 13:03:47 »

The irony of running the car batteries down playing music on the radio in an environment where sound doesn't travel is not lost on me ;D
In space, no one can hear you sing.
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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #26 on: 08 February 2018, 14:16:01 »

The irony of running the car batteries down playing music on the radio in an environment where sound doesn't travel is not lost on me ;D
In space, no one can hear you sing.
.. or Guff, for that matter. :y
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« Reply #27 on: 08 February 2018, 14:20:58 »

The irony of running the car batteries down playing music on the radio in an environment where sound doesn't travel is not lost on me ;D
In space, no one can hear you sing.
.. or Guff, for that matter. :y
No. Be pretty uncomfortable in your space suit though.  ;D
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« Reply #28 on: 08 February 2018, 17:03:55 »

I note the payload is now not heading quite where it should!  ;D
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Was that a female dummy in the driving seat then?  :D
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« Reply #29 on: 08 February 2018, 17:12:12 »

I note the payload is now not heading quite where it should!  ;D
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Was that a female dummy in the driving seat then?  :D
Oh Ronny!!! You can't say that.

Tee hee  ;D
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Re: SpaceX
« Reply #30 on: 08 February 2018, 18:49:07 »

The irony of running the car batteries down playing music on the radio in an environment where sound doesn't travel is not lost on me ;D
In space, no one can hear you sing.
.. or Guff, for that matter. :y
No. Be pretty uncomfortable in your space suit though.  ;D
Only if you follow through...
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