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littleman

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Falcon Heavy landings -- Amazing
« on: February 07, 2018, 10:27:20 PM »
This has a scifi quality to it.  Sonic booms, so maybe turn the volume down.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_kfM-BmVzQ


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Re: Falcon Heavy landings -- Amazing
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 06:12:39 AM »
Those landings are so controlled, amazing!

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Re: Falcon Heavy landings -- Amazing
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 07:13:25 AM »
Creative666, is there national pride in South Africa for Elon Musk's accomplishments?

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Re: Falcon Heavy landings -- Amazing
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 07:16:59 AM »
Yes a little, but no sign of Elon Musk day just yet  ;)

I'm pretty sure I read that he has done several talks over the last few years in South African Universities

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Re: Falcon Heavy landings -- Amazing
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 10:59:00 AM »
That's insane.
It's good to see a billionaire with a hobby that's working :)
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Re: Falcon Heavy landings -- Amazing
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 12:15:04 PM »
My good friend Pat Grady has a condo @ The Cape and watched it all LIVE

https://futurism.com/falcon-heavy-launched-next-stop-mars/
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Re: Falcon Heavy landings -- Amazing
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2018, 12:25:43 PM »
This had me in tears. It's incredible.

I was born in 1970. The Apollo missions were still going on, and as a child I was excited by stories of Skylab and Voyager. My primary school allowed us to skip lessons to watch the first Shuttle launch. I read Aldiss, Bradbury and Niven and watched Star Trek, Space 1999 and Blake's 7. I was fully expecting to see a lot of this science fiction happen in my lifetime. It's stayed stubbornly terrestrial ever since.

These Falcon landings, the towel in the glove box of an orbiting Tesla with Bowie on the stereo, the branded flamethrowers and a whole lot more means Elon Musk is my hero.

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Re: Falcon Heavy landings -- Amazing
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2018, 01:11:46 PM »
>Elon Musk is my hero

Ditto. But his marketing spectaculars are more like Edison than Tesla.  I'm waiting for the elephant electrocution.

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Re: Falcon Heavy landings -- Amazing
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2018, 02:35:43 PM »
This is incredible.

As a kid it was all about Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. All my playmates and I were rocket crazy, our paper kites even had rockets printed on them and later we started building and launching model rockets.
I have to give Elon Musk credit, he's more than just talk, he can actually pull this stuff off.

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Re: Falcon Heavy landings -- Amazing
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2018, 02:51:05 PM »
I really hope in my lifetime we see us step onto Mars.
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Re: Falcon Heavy landings -- Amazing
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2018, 05:04:03 PM »
>Those landings are so controlled

2 out of 3 ain't bad.

"SpaceX Landed the Falcon Heavy's Two Boosters, But Its Core Clipped Its Drone Ship at 300 MPH"
https://gizmodo.com/spacex-recovered-the-falcon-heavys-two-boosters-but-it-1822788896

But seriously, that is some amazing tech.

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Re: Falcon Heavy landings -- Amazing
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 01:29:06 PM »
Incredible automated systems, i bet there's more than an Arduino or two in those!

Boggles the mind somehow, seeing a rocket come down the right way up.

Power to ya Mr Musk.


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Re: Falcon Heavy landings -- Amazing
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2018, 02:28:39 AM »
I was fully expecting to see a lot of this science fiction happen in my lifetime.

Born in 1963, so just old enough to have watched the moon landings live and, what impressed me more (probably because I was a bit older), see people drive cars on the moon. It felt like colonization of places beyond earth was imminent.

I remember when they landed the Mars Rover and someone (I believe Arthur C Clarke, but I can't find a citation), said "If someone had told me in 1969 that we would land a toaster on Mars and be excited about it, I would never have believed them."

Meanwhile, leading computer scientists thought that a machine that understood natural language was on the horizon.

But at the same time, I never imagined having a super computer that I carried in my  pocket.