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Falcon Heavy near to final countdown...
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:32 pm
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  • OMG that was awesome and a total success !!!!!!!!!!

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Looks like a successful launch...
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:58 pm
  • Showed the initial launch, booster separation, landings of 2 of the boosters on pads in Fla. 3rd booster was on the sea platform ship and cams cut out.

    Second stage made low earth orbit for now. Headed towards solar orbit that crosses Mars orbit.

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  • This is a major accomplishment.

    A lot more important than worrying about who plays who in a Star Wars movie.
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  • That was AMAZING. :shock: I can't help but think that space exploration/commerce is going to significantly change because of that feat.
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  • 5280Hawk wrote:That was AMAZING. :shock: I can't help but think that space exploration/commerce is going to significantly change because of that feat.


    For someone that has only heard about this based off the OP’s post, could you explain why?
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    5280Hawk wrote:That was AMAZING. :shock: I can't help but think that space exploration/commerce is going to significantly change because of that feat.


    For someone that has only heard about this based off the OP’s post, could you explain why?

    Heaviest lift vehicle/system currently in existence. Re-usable boosters that land on a pad. Heading for solar orbit crossing Mars orbit.

    Lot of reasons.
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  • original poster wrote:
    5280Hawk wrote:That was AMAZING. :shock: I can't help but think that space exploration/commerce is going to significantly change because of that feat.


    For someone that has only heard about this based off the OP’s post, could you explain why?


    They just did THIS. In real life.


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  • Impressive!

    Also embedded your video, hope you don’t mind.
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  • Not at all, thanks!
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  • Saw it live, and what an amazing success.

    This changes the game for space.
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  • Small glitch, 3rd booster failed to land. :(

    https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/6/16980 ... ed-landing

    Other than that, a rousing success.
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  • Third booster go into the drink Or what? I was watching and they lost video of the third one. I think of this as a success for the most part. The big picture is huge for the EARTH.
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  • Seahawkfan80 wrote:Third booster go into the drink Or what? I was watching and they lost video of the third one. I think of this as a success for the most part. The big picture is huge for the EARTH.

    Yeah, I guess so. In the article I linked above, it said two of the engines failed to light at landing.
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  • Just drivin' around in space...

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  • Gotta love the Doug Adams reference. :2thumbs:
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  • original poster wrote:
    5280Hawk wrote:That was AMAZING. :shock: I can't help but think that space exploration/commerce is going to significantly change because of that feat.


    For someone that has only heard about this based off the OP’s post, could you explain why?


    Even when NASA launches (hopefully successfully) the SLS in November of 2019, which is larger than the Falcon Heavy, it comes at a price of $1 billion per launch. Elon has said the Falcon Heavy comes out to about $90 million per launch.

    That's basically 11 Falcon Heavy launches per SLS launch for the money.

    Mind you, these companies/agencies are working together, we still need the SLS to be successful.
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