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Falcon Heavy to launch today (Feb 6).

Discussion in 'Coffee Shack (Daily News/Economy)' started by Bottom Feeder, Feb 6, 2018.



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  1. GOLDBRIX

    GOLDBRIX God,Donald Trump,most in GIM2 I Trust. OTHERS-meh Site Supporter Platinum Bling

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    KEEP WAITING.

    That "Oh" by the white guy help covering the recoveries is where the Center Core crashed.
    SpaceX attitude - Hey 2 out of 3 aint bad.

    That first & second verse has so much esoteric connection.
     
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    Elon Musk’s Tesla won’t reach the asteroid belt as claimed.

    Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster, which launched on top of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy on Tuesday, is going farther out into the Solar System than originally planned. The car was supposed to be put on a path around the Sun that would take the vehicle out to the distance of Mars’ orbit. But the rocket carrying the car seems to have overshot that trajectory and has put the Tesla in an orbit that extends beyond the Red Planet’s path. However, the Tesla won’t be making it to the asteroid belt, as SpaceX CEO Elon Musk originally claimed.

    Astronomers online noticed some discrepancies with the numbers Musk tweeted, and SpaceX ultimately sent a revised orbit to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Wednesday (You can find it by selecting “target body” -143205.) The new orbit shows that the car will indeed travel farther out than the orbit of Mars, but not far enough to make it to the asteroid belt. The belt begins about 329 million miles from the Sun, and the Tesla will reach a distance about 160 million miles away from the Solar System’s star.

    The Verge

    Aw — I'm disappointed. I was hopin' for some new minerals from the asteroid belt to stick in my rock collection.

    BF
     
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    Still going farther than the Ford or Chevy....
     
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    90 million miles on one charge!

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    They should had that girl in the movie HIDDEN FIGURES do the calculations. She was better than an IBM machine. John Glenn Approved.
    :angry then happy: :2 thumbs up: :alien3: :band player 4:
     
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    Selfie.jpg
    Properly degraded Tesla in this cartoon.
    BF
     
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    And in other news ... Tesla posted a loss of $675.3M last quarter. Ouch. At least they got some good free advertising in.
     
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    Say... is that Tesla, by chance, an abandoned vessel? Who owns it now?

    BF
     
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    Great live stream on this topic on Reds Rhetoric right now.

    Edit to add: It is Red of Reds Rhetoric along with someone who captured great footage of the operation, reviewing that and also critiquing a video from someone trying to say the whole thing was fake (despite thousands of witnesses).
    Edit: Warning, language. Also live stream over of course video still available.
     
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    According to Astral Admiralty Law, now you do.
     
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    Better go retrieve it! Hmm.. You're going to need one hell of a repo-man. :D
     
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    Does he have to carry insurance on the car?
     
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    He should let it collect some nice space specimens first though. ;) [​IMG]
     
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    Maybe we should ask Arthur Dent about this. Make room for a galactic super highway.
     
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    It's probably already been hauled off to a chop shop and has a new life as a Martian Miata.
    [​IMG]
     
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    As a matter of fact... he went to GEICO and saved 15%!
     
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    Easily one of the best ad campaigns of all time.
     
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    Here's an aural addition to the mix


     
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    Nice. That was definitely worth listening to with headphones on.
     
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    Very cool.
     
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    Where's the Geico? We need a farkin geico!

    [​IMG]
     
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    uh oh...


    space_man.png
     
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    When I lived with my dearly departed 97 year old "adopted mother" Betty, (She called me her third son. Her oldest boy was my best friend, both have passed.) a Geico commercial would come on she would see him and say, "Oh there's my sweetie! Hi honey! Oh I like him." and would light up grinning from ear to ear.
    I miss you Betty!
     
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    Hey GH, I liked that meme, so I tarted it up a bit to make it more "realistic" :D
    Hope ya don't mind —
    space_man.png
    BF
     
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    Good information but the graphic makes one thing the Roadster has already made one complete orbit of the Sun.
    When it hasn't.

    Sellin' the "sizzle" but light on FACTS.
    Like ignoring the Center Core's crash, But celebrating the two small stage landings .
     
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    It's all good, GB, the human race is headed to space — I'm happy :2 thumbs up::2 thumbs up::2 thumbs up:

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    There is no Roadster in space. C'mon folks. Who would do this? They launched something alright but it wasn't an electric car!
     
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    1). Elon Musk , The Owner, Did.
    2). Yes, It could just be a Shell, Frame, and Wheels.
    3). He had his rocket going up in space why not use the opportunity to hype his auto brand ?
     

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