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Old 02-20-2017
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Default Science fiction become science reality

Sorry Bobby and Willie. It's not racing, but it's still pretty cool.

Never thought I would see this in my lifetime......

https://youtu.be/NeSJB-IOjzw
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I watched the feed yesterday and there is another camera angle on the rocket showing the decent and landing. Really cool though! It took SpaceX a few launched to get the landing down especially on their floating barge.
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Old 02-20-2017
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YOU AINT SEEN NOTHIN' YET!
NASA video just uploaded a couple days ago:

https://www.facebook.com/NASA/videos...2/?pnref=story

First launch is next year and NASA just announced that they are undergoing studies to possibly CREW THE FIRST TEST of this beast!
http://spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=49863

btw, also next year SpaceX plans to start sending people to the Space Station.
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YOU AINT SEEN NOTHIN' YET!
NASA video just uploaded a couple days ago:

https://www.facebook.com/NASA/videos...2/?pnref=story

First launch is next year and NASA just announced that they are undergoing studies to possibly CREW THE FIRST TEST of this beast!
http://spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=49863

btw, also next year SpaceX plans to start sending people to the Space Station.
Absolutely amazing what Elon Musk has been able to put together and accomplish. Watching that booster land on land was just unreal. Can't wait to see the heavy lift fly....
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Old 02-25-2017
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The study of possibly crewing the first test flight of the worlds most powerful rocket to Mars held their media panel yesterday:

NASA weighing risk of adding crew to megarocket's first flight
February 24, 2017 by Marcia Dunn

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The space agency's human exploration chief said Friday that his boss and the Trump administration asked for the feasibility study. The objective is to see what it would take to speed up a manned mission; under the current plan, astronauts wouldn't climb aboard until 2021— at best.

NASA is shooting for an unmanned test flight for late next year. Putting people on board would delay the mission and require extra money. The space agency's William Gerstenmaier said if adding astronauts postpones the first flight beyond 2019, it would probably be better to stick with the original plan.

Under that plan, Gerstenmaier said, nearly three years are needed between an unmanned flight test and a crewed mission to make launch platform changes at Kennedy Space Center.
"We recognize this will be an increased risk" to put astronauts on the initial flight, Gerstenmaier said.

Astronauts are taking part in the study, which will weigh the extra risk against the benefits.
FULL Article:
https://phys.org/news/2017-02-nasa-a...et-flight.html
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Old 01-24-2018
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Absolutely amazing what Elon Musk has been able to put together and accomplish....
... Can't wait to see the heavy lift fly....
The most powerful rocket ever built since the mighty Saturn V that took us to the moon performed it's static test today when SpaceX Falcon Heavy was bolted down while it tested all 27 engines! NASA's requirement before a liftoff can take place.

On board is a cherry red Tesla roadster as it will soon be the first car in orbit. Elon Musk wants it to be the first car on Mars!

https://youtu.be/sTqbKDl4yAo


Actual flight should be “In A Week Or So”
https://www.universetoday.com/138341...ampaign=buffer
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Old 01-24-2018
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Anyone here ever watch Young Sheldon? This was all his idea.

https://youtu.be/6jAlPQau5Hc

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Old 01-24-2018
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Space X has labs here in Seattle. Some of this project is rumored to be built in their Kent location about 25 min from where I live. Supposedly they plan to employ up to 1000 people eventually in this area. Definitely Science Fiction stuff!
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Old 01-29-2018
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SpaceX sets Falcon Heavy launch date
CNN 4:43 PM, Jan 28, 2018, UPDATED 2 hours ago

"For its first test mission, the Falcon Heavy will launch a dummy payload. Specifically, it'll send a cherry red Tesla roadster from Musk's personal collection into deep space. There's no scientific reason to send the car to space. But it does serve as self-promotion for Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla.

When asked on Twitter why he wanted to throw away a $100,000 car, he replied, "I love the thought of a car drifting apparently endlessly through space and perhaps being discovered by an alien race millions of years in the future."


https://www.wptv.com/news/national/s...vy-launch-date

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"While Musk did not specify a launch time for the Falcon Heavy's first flight, the mission may lift off during a three-hour launch window that opens Feb. 6 at 1:30 p.m. EST (1830 GMT), a backup launch date is available the following day.

For its debut flight, the Falcon Heavy is carrying Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster into space. Musk has said the launch, if successful, will deliver the Roadster into a heliocentric orbit that will eventually send the midnight-cherry-red electric car by Mars. However, Musk has repeatedly attempted to lower expectations for the Falcon Heavy's first flight, saying there is a fair chance the launch could fail.

"There's a lot that could go wrong there," Musk said last year. "I encourage people to come down to the Cape to see the first Falcon Heavy mission; it's guaranteed to be exciting."


https://www.yahoo.com/news/spacex-ap...130000666.html

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Livestream (hopefully):
http://www.spacex.com/webcast
-and/or-
https://www.facebook.com/SpaceX
-and/or-
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtI...o5dUb67FeUjDeA

Stats:
http://www.spacex.com/falcon-heavy

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Old 02-01-2018
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LIVE!
Engine test for the largest rocket ever built, the SLS!
This engine will go on Mission #2, the first mission with astronauts on board this massive rocket in preparation for our journey to Mars!

https://www.facebook.com/NASAStennis...video_explicit
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