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tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Feb 06 14:46:41
it has not exploded yet
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Feb 06 14:48:07
...still has not exploded
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Feb 06 14:52:08
seems successful... hopefully the Vulcans noticed
hood
Member
Tue Feb 06 14:55:13
Hopefully the SLS will be decommissioned imminently.
smart dude
Member
Tue Feb 06 15:15:48
I still haven't heard anything about the center core and if it landed or not.
Sam Adams
Member
Tue Feb 06 15:19:32
Even if the center booster failed to return it was still like 98% successful. That was sweet.
smart dude
Member
Tue Feb 06 15:30:29
it was definitely awesome
smart dude
Member
Tue Feb 06 15:30:29
it was definitely awesome
Hrothgar
Member
Tue Feb 06 15:34:38
Seeing those two boosters land in unison - omg NASA is shamed. Let NASA make robots to explore, leave the rockets to the pros, that's the kind of feeling that SpaceX is creating right now.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Feb 06 15:41:40
that landing in last 30 secs of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pY5j9HM4IU
hood
Member
Tue Feb 06 16:10:13
NASA doesn't make rockets. NASA contracts out to parasites to make their rockets via congressional order.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Feb 06 16:17:25

I totally agree with Smart Dude,

"it was definitely awesome."


Hrothgar
Member
Tue Feb 06 16:42:47
I can't find any footage of the center core attempting to land, anyone see anything about that? I know it was supposedly aiming for a platform out in the ocean.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Feb 06 16:46:05

Could have hit some rough water. It wouldn't take much to cause it to flip out there.

hood
Member
Tue Feb 06 16:47:02
I think the video was blocked by water vapor for the core landing.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Feb 06 16:50:09

That could be too.

Seb
Member
Tue Feb 06 18:34:24
Think they lost the core. Been too quiet on it. Also you could see the expression on presenters and cheering drop when they lost signal.

Probably missed the boat.
tumbleweed
the wanderer
Tue Feb 06 19:05:05
some views of the car in space if you scrub the time slider
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBr2kKAHN6M
hood
Member
Tue Feb 06 21:25:54
http://ars...ened-the-cosmos-to-the-masses/

Core landing indeed was botched. The engines failed to ignite on the way down and the rocket slammed into the water, damaging the drone ship sent to catch it. But everything else about the launch was a success.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Feb 06 21:31:21

*But everything else about the launch was a **SMASHING** success.*


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Sam Adams
Member
Tue Feb 06 22:43:30
Hot rod made a funny!
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue Feb 06 22:45:33

Not a funny Sam. Please read it again.

Hrothgar
Member
Tue Feb 06 23:32:02
So is the Roadster released directly into space LOL? Or is it in some sort of capsule to somewhat shield it from direct harshness of the void of space?
hood
Member
Wed Feb 07 00:12:13
The roadster is hopefully bound for Mars orbit in a module.
Daemon
Member
Thu Feb 08 02:31:00
http://www...uarterly-loss-elon-musk-spacex

Elon Musk's Tesla announces biggest quarterly loss ever

Loss of $675.4m announced day after Musk’s car sent into space in test of SpaceX rocket

...
Sam Adams
Member
Thu Feb 08 13:32:50
I guess we know where 100k of that went.
Rugian
Member
Thu Feb 08 13:39:04
Elon Musk was definitely a fan of Heavy Metal as a kid.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t_KXgFpguE0
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