Watch SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Tuesday Live

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  1. mrdragster1970

    mrdragster1970 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Musk announced it ran out of fuel and crashed into the sea at ~300 MPH??
    They have a clear video, they are still studying it.


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  2. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Love the videos but I am starting to get a bit skeptical of the validity!
     
  3. Fbird

    Fbird Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    wow...just f*cking wow......
    Thats the difference between a government project and a PRIVATE business! Just badass!
     
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    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Yep. The government put men on the moon and brought them back almost 50 years ago with ships that had the computing power equivalent to the average microwave oven. True, it was billions of dollars equivalent to today, but still not bad.
    I think what you mean is could we do that today given the equal challenge and to that I would answer probably not. Too much in-fighting in the government and partisan politics. It is a different world.
     
  6. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    You're a bit shallow here. There's more to safely launching people than a commercial launch. We can discuss it over a steak sometime!
     
  7. FlaJunkie

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    Sorry. The video of the Tesla in orbit. Most objects inserted have some momentum from the separation that increases with time. I see no RCS on the Tesla, so I wonder how it can be so stable.

    Of course CGI is pretty stable...
     
  8. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Stability is no problem.... It's got a Garmin AND was retrofitted with OnStar. ;)

    Is there still a live feed now that the upper stage's final burn is done?
    I only saw footage from when it was still attached to the upper stage.
    (It had a slow, tumbling rotation to keep fuel from freezing by periodically exposing all of its surface to the sun.)

    It was definitely much farther away from Earth than it was when the initial Starman video hit the live feed after the capsule front separated.
    (Hours later... Earth was smaller in the background and the car maintained the same frame fill from a seemingly fixed camera.)
     
  9. mrdragster1970

    mrdragster1970 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The government can't even buy a damn screw driver without spending 11 days debating what color it should be.
    That's why we need less government, and more private enterprises in just about everything!!!!

    75 MILLION dollars for a crosswalk over a street is insane, and they built 2 of them :(
    150 MILLION dollars for a train platform freshen up, disgusting.
    You can never compare what the government does to a private enterprise.
    Politicians don't give a damn about our dough, a business owner sure and hell cares about his!!!!

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  10. McCune

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    There is plenty of waste in big private business that almost rivals government waste. We just don't hear about it.

    Oh , that Falcon Heavy was cool to watch.
     

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