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SpaceX Falcon Heavy (updates & maiden flight)

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Unobscured Vision    2,685

And good GRIEF that S2 has some energy ... :D 

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FloatingFatMan    19,922
Just now, bguy_1986 said:

Awesome!!  Getting a little confused with all the cameras.  Can't tell which side booster is which!  lol  Minor details right now though.

Bottom two are side cores. Top left is center core.

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bguy_1986    358

holy ######!!!!

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Unobscured Vision    2,685

BOOYAH!

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DocM    16,801

2 boosters landed!!!!

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FloatingFatMan    19,922

That landing was a thing of beauty.

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Unobscured Vision    2,685

Hmm ...

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+Zag L.    788

Yes!!! Those boosters landing side by side was outstanding.

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FloatingFatMan    19,922

What happened to the center core?!

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Unobscured Vision    2,685

Usually when we don't see anything it means something bad happened.

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FloatingFatMan    19,922

Noo! They can't cut stream yet!

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+John.    1,396

Was it the ol' Falcon punch just for good measure?

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Astra.Xtreme    2,958

Wow my heart was beating hard for that launch.  Unbelievable!

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Unobscured Vision    2,685
Just now, John. said:

Was it the ol' Falcon punch just for good measure?

Maybe ... nobody knows yet. Watch Elon's Twitter. He's usually the first one to say something.

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Slugsie    1,231

Wow, what a show! Just waiting to hear about the centre stage landing now.

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Astra.Xtreme    2,958

Maybe it was just the camera angle, but it looked like it kicked sideways all of a sudden.

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FloatingFatMan    19,922

Someone better take a hose to those OldSpace folks... Smells like they soiled themselves... :p

 

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Jim K    14,933

That was pretty dang cool. Can not wait to get home and watch it on the big screen vs. the phone.

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+John.    1,396

https://youtu.be/wbSwFU6tY1c?t=38m27s

 

 

I don't want to get all NSF forums, but it does look like it went a bit 'slpody.

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Unobscured Vision    2,685
Just now, FloatingFatMan said:

Someone better take a hose to those OldSpace folks... Smells like they soiled themselves... :p

 

Tory Bruno wished 'em good luck earlier, but it dripped of insincerity ... kinda like the murderer wishing his grumpy ex-wife hadn't died? Kinda like that. :laugh:

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DocM    16,801

 

 

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FloatingFatMan    19,922

I have a new subtitle for this launch.

 

Falcon Heavy, or How to Teabag the Competition, Elon Musk style!  :rofl: 

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DevTech    1,518

Why is there no camera feed from the vehicle as it moves further away to the point we see the entire planet?

 

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Slugsie    1,231
Just now, DevTech said:

Why is there no camera feed from the vehicle as it moves further away to the point we see the entire planet?

 

I'm hoping that there will be some live tracking available for the car. Some way to see where it is in its billion year orbit. Live video feed from the car would be incredible, but technically challenging I'm sure.

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Astra.Xtreme    2,958
2 minutes ago, DevTech said:

Why is there no camera feed from the vehicle as it moves further away to the point we see the entire planet?

 

Because the Earth is flat.  Or because that's a lot of dataflow that would be pointed at a satellite that's not designed to take incoming data from that direction.

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