Discuss: SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch

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February 8, 2018 at 05:40:33
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy. Discuss here if you think this success signals a major leap forward in space exploration, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks,
Justin


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#1
February 8, 2018 at 06:27:20
One way to find a parking space and not get hit by the hornets for parking too long in one place...

But then of course the cosmic PC brigade may get a little upset if they think the car has simply been dumped out there...; to avoid having to pay to have it towed to an earth bound junk yard...


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#2
February 8, 2018 at 08:44:17
I suddenly saw a popup 5min before the launch on youtube, pretty glad i saw elon's tesla roadster being shot into orbit

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#3
February 9, 2018 at 04:41:43
I missed the launching, I wish I watched it live... However, I think it's a good thing and I definitely expect some new, exciting findings in the next few months or years. Another thing, I wish Musk could focus on our oceans as well, it is unacceptable for us to know only 2% of them... who knows what is hiding in there

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#4
February 9, 2018 at 10:12:57
A car is a cheaper expendable payload than a multi-million dollar satellite. I hope Musk is successful with his reusable rocket concept. I am a little skeptical due to NASA's track record with the reusable space shuttle.

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#5
February 9, 2018 at 12:57:47
there’s a potential commercial in the launch, at least re’ the manufacturer of the car itself...

“Our” cars can go further than any other manifactured today... A “voice over” shots of the launch, and the actual (or a cgi simulation of the) projection of the car from the confines of the rocket into free space...


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#6
February 10, 2018 at 19:01:31
I watched it live on MSNBC. I started almost yelling in
excitement when I saw the two boosters coming down
and land so spectacularly.

I didn't know what the payload was going to be until the
day before the launch, and it sort of dawned on me slowly,
so I didn't have time to consider whether launching a car
into heliocentric orbit is intensely stupid or not.

I saw Columbia launch from that same pad in 2002, on its
next-to-final flight, from six miles away.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#7
February 13, 2018 at 06:54:56
There is actually, @tvrlrl you are right! Why didn't I think about that earlier? Now the company receives worldwide recognition... Smart guy!

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