Watch SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Tuesday Live

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  1. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Bloomington, MN
    Looks to have been a successful launch!


    The camera work on the ground and in space is amazing!
    Watching the boosters separate, turn around, head back and successfully land simultaneously was awesome!

    They lost the camera feed for the landing of the central 1st stage in the ocean so I don't know if that was also a perfect landing.
  2. Zspoiler

    Zspoiler Veteran Member

    May 6, 2012
    Federal Way, Washington
    I wonder how that compares to an Apollo /Saturn 5 lauch. And the Corvette scene reminds me of the 1981 Movie "Heavy Metal"
  3. Chevrolaine

    Chevrolaine Veteran Member Gold Member

    #2 Center rocket was lost. :( Seeing the other two land simultaneously though made up for it!
  4. Rene Melten

    Rene Melten Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Sep 22, 2007
    Blind Bay, B.C.
    I'm wondering if the Tesla will automatically qualify for "Classic Plates" or they have to wait it out for the recovery 25 yrs. from now.
  5. mrdragster1970

    mrdragster1970 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member


    Just watched on you tube, I am amazed!!!
    The dual landing was awesome

  6. MotionClone

    MotionClone Veteran Member

    Jan 20, 2014
    away from the crazies
    Why doesnt the center rocket go and land on land like the side boosters?
  7. Todd80Z28

    Todd80Z28 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jun 11, 2002
    Northern VA
    That was incredible to watch. The dual booster landing was just nuts! Too bad about the center stage- I think their success rate on land is higher than at sea. Watching the feed, both announcers went "oh..." at the same time- I think they knew right then. Somebody in their ear probably said "well it just bounced right off the deck in a giant fireball." I hope we get the blooper reel.

    They said it was too far down range, costs too much in fuel to send it back.
  8. mrdragster1970

    mrdragster1970 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    I missed that, but it did stay on longer, so makes sense they were too far out to sea.

  9. Chevrolaine

    Chevrolaine Veteran Member Gold Member

    It was supposed to. Evidently it lost power during it's landing burn and hit the water at 400mph next to the landing barge!
    I'm sure they'll be video of it tmrw. :cool::eek:
  10. bfmgoalie

    bfmgoalie Veteran Member

    Jun 14, 2008
    Daytona Beach, Florida
    We here just walk out on a street and watch it. I have a friend who is an engineer at the Space center. He sent a video of the launch and watching it streaking through the sky. So cool.

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