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02-05-2018, 03:39 PM (This post was last modified: 02-25-2018 02:13 PM by compsystems.)
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02-06-2018, 09:04 PM
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Good job! But they could have used my car instead (which is over 20 years old) and given me that Tesla instead ;-)
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02-06-2018, 09:31 PM
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I watched the live stream from SpaceX. Pretty awesome! I loved the simultaneous landing of the two side boosters. Too bad they lost the feed from the drone landing ship when the center booster was landing. Does anyone know yet if that one was successful, too?

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02-06-2018, 10:35 PM
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(02-06-2018 09:04 PM)Maximilian Hohmann Wrote:  Good job! But they could have used my car instead (which is over 20 years old) and given me that Tesla instead ;-)
Yes. Quite a show.
They wouldn't have wanted to trade for my 47 year old Volvo 1800e. It'd need a bigger rocket to get that cast iron beast into even L.E.O. It does have wings though.
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02-06-2018, 10:36 PM (This post was last modified: 02-06-2018 10:41 PM by PANAMATIK.)
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"Now, what about the center core?" will become 2018's word/sentence/phrase of the year

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02-07-2018, 01:32 AM (This post was last modified: 02-07-2018 05:14 AM by 4ster.)
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I probably am over estimating the real impact of this event, but I think the accomplishment is tremendous. Watching this brought a similar excitement of the Mercury/Gemini/Apollo launches, with the added show of the synchronized landings of the SpaceX boosters. That was impressive!

Since NASA was a taxpayer funded enterprise they couldn't be too outrageous with the optics. Sending a Tesla Roadster up with a SpaceX suit behind the wheel and a copy of "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" in the glove box is inspired insanity.

Now, what about the center core?

Error correction edit: Clicking a few degrees from the link in my next post the book is Asimov's "Foundation" series, not "Hitchhiker's" as I had heard on a radio report earlier today. This disappoints me for some reason.

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02-07-2018, 02:05 AM
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To answer my own question:
The Core Booster missed the drone ship.

Still impressive though.

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02-07-2018, 03:04 AM
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(02-07-2018 01:32 AM)4ster Wrote:  Sending a Tesla Roadster up with a SpaceX suit behind the wheel and a copy of "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" in the glove box is inspired insanity.

The red sports-car with driver in a spacesuit is taken from the 80's movie "Heavy Metal", an awesome animated film from the authors and illustrators of the Heavy Metal magazine. Seems Musk must have really liked the movie.

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02-07-2018, 04:00 AM
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(02-07-2018 02:05 AM)4ster Wrote:  To answer my own question:
The Core Booster missed the drone ship.

Still impressive though.

Yes apparently some of the engines misfired and it was coming down much too fast. It was however very cool seeing the other two boosters touch down.

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02-07-2018, 09:06 AM
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(02-07-2018 01:32 AM)4ster Wrote:  Clicking a few degrees from the link in my next post the book is Asimov's "Foundation" series, not "Hitchhiker's" as I had heard on a radio report earlier today. This disappoints me for some reason

There was a large sign in the centre of the dashboard with "Don't panic!" on it. So a very important bit of the Hitchhiker's Guide was on board as well!
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02-07-2018, 09:25 AM (This post was last modified: 02-07-2018 09:27 AM by Gerson W. Barbosa.)
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(02-07-2018 03:04 AM)rprosperi Wrote:  The red sports-car with driver in a spacesuit is taken from the 80's movie "Heavy Metal", an awesome animated film from the authors and illustrators of the Heavy Metal magazine. Seems Musk must have really liked the movie.

Precisely what I thought!

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02-07-2018, 01:19 PM (This post was last modified: 03-14-2018 01:14 PM by compsystems.)
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Spanish: http://danielmarin.naukas.com/2018/02/06...os-cielos/

to eng (google translator) https://translate.google.com/translate?s...&edit-text=

By: Daniel Marín astrophysicist and scientific disseminator

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02-07-2018, 03:49 PM
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Found it!

For those that don't recall the HEAVY METAL movie, here is the opening sequence:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWMPe3wF9jQ

My bad, the Corvette in the movie was not red.

Any doubt this is where Musk's inspiration came from?

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02-07-2018, 05:06 PM
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(02-07-2018 03:49 PM)rprosperi Wrote:  My bad, the Corvette in the movie was not red.

Curiously, I also remembered that Corvette in red.

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02-23-2018, 02:59 AM (This post was last modified: 02-23-2018 03:07 AM by compsystems.)
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a new mission accomplished, Launch of the Spanish satellite Paz

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