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"Starman" Car in Space!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:31 pm
by Broooklyn
SpaceX's big new rocket blasted off Tuesday on its first test flight, carrying a red electric sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nati ... story.html

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Fucking incredible!!

Re: "Starman" Car in Space!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:37 pm
by musicalprostitute
Broooklyn wrote:SpaceX's big new rocket blasted off Tuesday on its first test flight, carrying a red electric sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nati ... story.html

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Fucking incredible!!


The only thing that would have topped this would be Trump in the car.

Re: "Starman" Car in Space!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:52 pm
by pow wow
I thought it was incredible! The Saturn V rocket beats it hands down in terms of the numbers but what was special about this was the landing of the two booster rockets. It was like watching the tape being played backwards! Remarkable achievement. I hope I see a manned mission to Mars in my lifetime.

Re: "Starman" Car in Space!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:21 pm
by CNB
pow wow wrote:I thought it was incredible! The Saturn V rocket beats it hands down in terms of the numbers but what was special about this was the landing of the two booster rockets. It was like watching the tape being played backwards! Remarkable achievement. I hope I see a manned mission to Mars in my lifetime.


This was not the first time the booster rockets have returned. They have tested that procedure several times last year which is a pretty remarkable feat. My daughter and family live 50 miles west of Kennedy Space Center and can watch these launches from their driveway.

Also remarkable is that Bowie’s Life On Mars is playing on a loop while the red roadster orbits the earth!

Re: "Starman" Car in Space!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:32 pm
by pow wow
CNB wrote:
pow wow wrote:I thought it was incredible! The Saturn V rocket beats it hands down in terms of the numbers but what was special about this was the landing of the two booster rockets. It was like watching the tape being played backwards! Remarkable achievement. I hope I see a manned mission to Mars in my lifetime.


This was not the first time the booster rockets have returned. They have tested that procedure several times last year which is a pretty remarkable feat. My daughter and family live 50 miles west of Kennedy Space Center and can watch these launches from their driveway.

Also remarkable is that Bowie’s Life On Mars is playing on a loop while the red roadster orbits the earth!


You’re lucky :-). Was always a dream of mine to watch a Shuttle launch but it wasn’t to be. If/when we start getting the high profile rocket launches I’ll be there. Got Cape Canaveral pencilled In in the next year or two. What’s your experience of it?

Re: "Starman" Car in Space!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:47 pm
by CNB
They moved there in 2015. Kennedy Space Center is a moving place to experience. I cried like a baby when I saw the actual Atlantis space shuttle on our first visit, well worth the $50 admission. Last year we went on the bus tour of the launch pads at Cape Canaveral. The launches that are seen from their driveway is once the rockets are airborne, not from ground level.

Re: "Starman" Car in Space!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:42 pm
by Broooklyn
Phenomenal footage. Such a beautiful rocket design. The landings of both boosters, is in my opinion, the most impressive part.

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Re: "Starman" Car in Space!

PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:52 pm
by icy
Litreally breathtaking! :wow:

Re: "Starman" Car in Space!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:28 pm
by fairydandy
It's remarkable and awe inspiring!