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Re: SpaceX

#361  Postby Macdoc » Feb 07, 2018 1:21 am

This live feed waiting for the burn is twisting my head - I'm watching

I have a hard comprehending I’m watching a dummy in a Tesla roadster from the rocket that will launch it on a million year orbit around the sun….

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BTW those two boosters they got back ....were retreads !!

The side boosters landed, touching down at LZ-1 and LZ-2 at Kennedy Air Force Station, the designated landing pads SpaceX uses to recover its reusable rockets. But the core, middle booster, which attempted to land aboard “Of Course I Still Love You,” a drone barge that SpaceX uses as a mobile, ocean-borne landing pad stationed in the Atlantic for its flights departing from Florida, wasn’t recovered.

That core booster approached the platform as planned, but it unfortunately hit the water going 300 MPH and was lost, because some of its return engines failed to light. Video feeds of the attempted landing cut out upon approach, and in the live stream SpaceX provided of the launch, you could hear someone say “We’ve lost the core” but it wasn’t clear whether that indicated just the feed, or the booster itself.

Still, two out of three first stages recovered is a tremendous achievement, which acts as not only a demonstration of SpaceX’s progress when it comes to making sure its boosters can return smoothly from their flights, but also a key new proof of concept regarding Elon Musk’s vision of reusable spaceflight. Eventually, Musk hopes to be able to turn rockets around in less than 24 hours and have reflown boosters go up twice in one day.
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Re: SpaceX

#362  Postby The_Metatron » Feb 07, 2018 3:59 am

Macdoc wrote:Looks like the centre core did not land properly ..

This is insane tho - I mean really ....what a crazy time to be alive :dance:

live from the Tesla car

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that will feed the conspiration nuts...looks like a studio shot.

There is no amount of coolness that approaches this. Elon Musk is the coolest bastard to have ever lived.


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Re: SpaceX

#363  Postby laklak » Feb 07, 2018 4:37 am

Mars insertion burn confirmed at 10:46PM EST according to Elon tweet. Starman is on his way. Great site here with lots of info:

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Re: SpaceX

#364  Postby Macdoc » Feb 07, 2018 4:47 am

Did you see any live feed of the burn ???
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#365  Postby laklak » Feb 07, 2018 5:05 am

No, I looked but couldn't find it on the live feed.
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Re: SpaceX

#366  Postby Cito di Pense » Feb 07, 2018 5:25 am

Some ground-based observers who were looking at the right time took photos of what one would at first think was a comet.

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#367  Postby BlackBart » Feb 07, 2018 6:32 am

The_Metatron wrote:
Macdoc wrote:Looks like the centre core did not land properly ..

This is insane tho - I mean really ....what a crazy time to be alive :dance:

live from the Tesla car

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that will feed the conspiration nuts...looks like a studio shot.

There is no amount of coolness that approaches this. Elon Musk is the coolest bastard to have ever lived.


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Re: SpaceX

#368  Postby newolder » Feb 07, 2018 11:52 am

After the final burn the trajectory takes starman to an apohelion(?! isn't that just aphelion?) beyond Mars and into the asteroid belt...
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Re: SpaceX

#369  Postby Macdoc » Feb 07, 2018 3:23 pm

What I want to know is who the brave soul is standing beside his vehicle watching the landing

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bottom left with the lights on ....
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#370  Postby Macdoc » Feb 07, 2018 5:18 pm

This guy caught the spirit of it

But part of the excitement is the strange feeling of living in science fiction that it provoked. Watching livestreams of an electric car floating in space, while the boosters that carried it there softly land themselves back on Earth, it’s hard not to feel that we’re living in the future.


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#371  Postby Made of Stars » Feb 07, 2018 7:52 pm

Macdoc wrote:What I want to know is who the brave soul is standing beside his vehicle watching the landing

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bottom left with the lights on ....

This PROVES it was faked. Just saying.
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Re: SpaceX

#372  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Feb 07, 2018 8:59 pm

Dustin from Smarter Everyday day took some Binaural recordings of the launch. I'm sure it's not like actually being there but it does give you some sense of what it was like. He captures the sonic booms of the returning boosters as well. You will need stereo headphones for this.



I'll throw in this gorgeous image as well :D

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Re: SpaceX

#373  Postby Macdoc » Feb 07, 2018 9:55 pm

and this from an amateur ...superb sound of the fake landing ;)

stunning even full screen

http://digg.com/video/simultaneous-land ... sonic-boom
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#374  Postby laklak » Feb 07, 2018 10:04 pm

His next project is the "BFR", or "Big Falcon Rocket". I think it actually means "Big Fucking Rocket".
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Re: SpaceX

#375  Postby Macdoc » Feb 07, 2018 11:09 pm

I recall hearing the double sonic booms when the shuttle came in when we were at Disney World.
Missed the launch as the weather was uncertain ...fell asleep a meer 250 km north and when I woke it was gone ,..sniff :waah:
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Re: SpaceX

#376  Postby Macdoc » Feb 08, 2018 12:15 am

Apollo 13 is on Netflix....timely.

If you have not seen it ...it is very good.

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#377  Postby Macdoc » Feb 08, 2018 3:18 am

So is The Earth to the Moon I'm watching now.

Watching the archival simulations of the early flights...they did a reasonable job of what it actually looks like from todays cameras.
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#378  Postby Macdoc » Feb 08, 2018 3:58 am

I didn't know they did a docking with a sextant on one of the Gemini flights !!!!! wow. That's serious manual navigation ( it was not done on purpose ) but the sextant was there as a backup and the guy in that seat was very very good. :what: :dance:

I guess the scary part for me ...I remember these events when they happened ...and fuck that makes me ancient :waah:

But also makes the current treat that much better. :plot:
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Re: SpaceX

#379  Postby Made of Stars » Feb 08, 2018 10:01 am

laklak wrote:His next project is the "BFR", or "Big Falcon Rocket". I think it actually means "Big Fucking Rocket".

You would be right.
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Re: SpaceX

#380  Postby Macdoc » Feb 08, 2018 4:47 pm

Elon Lightyear?

Last pic of Starman in Roadster on its journey to Mars orbit and then the Asteroid Belt
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