Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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#1 Post by neolithic1 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:17 pm

The launch today was astounding. Then to see the two boosters return and land together, right on the target... Unbelievable. I'm curious about the second stage, but they sure hit it out of the park today. The most amazing part is seeing the Roadster, complete with an astronaut in the drivers seat in space...

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="" title="Roadster in Space"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4713/401 ... cdac_z.jpg" width="640" height="319" alt="Roadster in Space"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

It's like a movie from my youth has come to life...

https://youtu.be/t_KXgFpguE0

That has been updated with better animation...

https://youtu.be/b8l121LGlWU

But, today was out of this world!

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#2 Post by neolithic1 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:13 pm

Musk later revealed the third booster, brand new, slammed into the Atlantic at 300 mph and missed the floating landing platform, scattering shrapnel all over the deck and knocking out two engines.

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#4 Post by spentprimer » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:39 pm

Without the Earth's protective atmosphere I wonder how log the paint, upholstery and vinyl parts will weather?
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#5 Post by neolithic1 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:11 pm

Not long. Hope he had it Simonized.

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#6 Post by Rapidrob » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:48 pm

Rocky and the Space Rangers would be proud. To recover the engines and other major parts they way they do has not been done by NASA. Good for Space-X.
They have cameras on the car. It will be fun to see how well it last in deep space as it orbits Mars.
The cars radio was playing David Bowie's "Space Oddity" as it was put into orbit.
When asked why he launched his car into space he replied" It beats a one ton block of cement as others do"
I started watching rocket launches back in 1956 when Dad took me to see a V2 ( WAC Bumper ) launch at White Sands. I still get a thrill watching a successful flight.
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