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#1 Samiam

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 04:17 PM

Just watched live the launch of Elon Musk's BFR. It was amazing!!! Perfect launch, then the two detached booster rockets returned to Earth and landed vertically. :shok: WOW!!!

 

Onboard is Elon's personal Tesla. It will go into orbit around the sun. Since there is no commercial purpose of this mission, I consider it one BIG toy rocket.

 

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 04:22 PM

The dual landing looked like something out of Star Wars!
 
Heck of a, Job Elon. :clapping:

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 05:56 PM

Falcon Heavy?  Sounds like a good name for our next Retro motor.
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Posted 06 February 2018 - 06:15 PM

Guess he now has the fastest car not on Earth. LOL.

All the car horns going off from the sonic boom when this landing took place was funny.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 06:30 PM

For sale: Tesla Roadster, high miles. 

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 06:38 PM

Somebody will buy it, remember when the dummies use to buy stars.  :laugh2:


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:17 PM

Thought you were referring to the recent launch of Spacelabs latest rocket from Mahia Peninsula here in NZ.
 
Yep, we have joined the space race.
 
Space Lab successfully launched a payload of three satellites into orbit one of which is the "Humanity Star" which should be visible to northern hemishpere viewers.
 
They are aiming for a launch every two weeks... sounds a bit of a high target but the rockets are smaller and cheaper.
 
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 10:06 AM

Now we have individuals who have the ability to have rockets launched.

 

Makes you wonder where the technology for that rocket launch came from plus was it taxpayer funded research that aided the launch because I'm quite sure it wasn't a youtube video that enabled that launch and what happens if this technology gets hacked and into the wrong hands? Musk may have ties to NASA but he is getting way to much information as far as I'm concerned and there are some things that need to be guarded.

 

The landing is just as disturbing as the launch, if that rocket went off course and crashed into a major city who would have been held accountable and the publicity stunt with the car shows a out of control ego that needs to monitored very closely.

 

Scary times folks...very scary.

 

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 10:10 AM

Actually, it's headed for a slingshot around Mars is what I read.  There and back will take 6 months.

It was a solid test of the systems and therefore, not a toy.
I believe there will be a line up to his office after this.


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:09 AM

You could almost hear the cheering of the SpaceX employees from our shop.


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:42 PM

It will be interesting to see who's story on where the Tesla is going is true. I've seen several versions on TV and the "Tube". 

The most believable to me is that it is in permanent earth orbit, with the stereo blaring "Space Oddity" by David Bowie.

So who is going to hear it? If a tree falls in the forest........



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 02:59 PM

In a Tesla how long can you play the stereo before the battery runs down?? :crazy:


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 03:17 PM

On the display ones, in the front of the dealership across the street from me, they leave the headlights on overnight.

I don't think they are plugged in, but I'll check some evening, when I leave.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 03:49 PM

Maybe there is a solar array to charge the batteries. I haven't seen a picture of the entire car in orbit. Anyway, I wonder

how long the disc player can run before wearing out.



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Posted 07 February 2018 - 04:00 PM

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 04:47 PM

That's one way to get rid of an electric car battery without putting it in a land fill. 


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:21 PM

Now we have individuals who have the ability to have rockets launched.

 

Makes you wonder where the technology for that rocket launch came from plus was it taxpayer funded research that aided the launch because I'm quite sure it wasn't a youtube video that enabled that launch and what happens if this technology gets hacked and into the wrong hands? Musk may have ties to NASA but he is getting way to much information as far as I'm concerned and there are some things that need to be guarded.

 

The landing is just as disturbing as the launch, if that rocket went off course and crashed into a major city who would have been held accountable and the publicity stunt with the car shows a out of control ego that needs to monitored very closely.

 

Scary times folks...very scary.

 

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