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HA/KS 06-Feb-18
Shuteye 06-Feb-18
bb 06-Feb-18
Grey Ghost 06-Feb-18
JL 06-Feb-18
70lbdraw 06-Feb-18
BIG BEAR 06-Feb-18
HA/KS 06-Feb-18
DL 06-Feb-18
HA/KS 06-Feb-18
Glunt@work 06-Feb-18
Rhody 07-Feb-18
Thumper 07-Feb-18
BowSniper 07-Feb-18
BowSniper 07-Feb-18
bigeasygator 07-Feb-18
Brotsky 07-Feb-18
HA/KS 07-Feb-18
Spike Bull 07-Feb-18
Seapig@work 07-Feb-18
From: HA/KS
06-Feb-18

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Not a Musk fan, but watched the launch today and it was impressive.

They are literally sending a Tesla to go around Mars.

The landing of the side boosters back at Cape Canaveral was amazing.

From: Shuteye
06-Feb-18
I watched it and it truly was amazing. Those side boosters landed perfectly.

From: bb
06-Feb-18
That is incredible

From: Grey Ghost
06-Feb-18
WOW! That gave me chills.

Thanks for posting.

Matt

From: JL
06-Feb-18
Went down and watched it from the waterfront. Unless it's a real time live feed, what you see on TV is delayed for a minute or so. We were watching the feed and the wife remembered last time the feed was delayed. Sure enough.....watching the feed on the cell phone showed the countdown and the SpaceX still sitting there but you look down towards the Cape and you see the rocket going thru the sky. Probably 2-3 minutes after the SpaceX disappeared from our sight, the rumble worked it's way up the coast. Pretty cool. The rockets landing back was real cool to see. I never seen that before except for TV shows like Lost In Space. We did a Kennedy Space Center tour a couple of weeks ago. It was alot better than I thought it would be. Last time I did a tour was back in the early 70's. Here is a vid I did. After you watch a movie in a small room, you are escorted to doorway with a holographic image that opens up to what you see in the vid. Young kids (and old ones) would love this.

From: 70lbdraw
06-Feb-18
Simply amazing!

From: BIG BEAR
06-Feb-18
Pretty cool..... It got up to 26,000 km per hour in the video.... over 16,000 MPH....... awesome !!!

From: HA/KS
06-Feb-18
It amazed me how quickly it got high enough to see Florida.

From: DL
06-Feb-18
Talked to a retired aeronautical engineer last summer. He said the private sector will accomplish so much more than NASA can. NASA has become too stuck in their old ways and have lost their ability think creatively like they did years ago. Too much government attitude there. Tighten a bolt and then do three hours of paper work on what you did. One of my cousins husband worked on the space shuttle orbiters years ago and that’s what he said. Too much time documenting everything you do.

From: HA/KS
06-Feb-18
NASA has been taken over by leftists and converted to their purposes rather than the original purpose.

Unfortunately, private sector and Musk are not exactly the same thing.

From: Glunt@work
06-Feb-18
I took the kids to Cape Canaveral. They had fun and enjoyed it. The climate change theme during the IMAX 3D presentation sucked the fun out of it for me.

From: Rhody
07-Feb-18
YUP, largest rocket to leave the earth and send a payload into orbit in this solar system... and it's a Tesla sports car and a space suit.... only in America could such a profound payload be sent away from our world towards a billion year journey throughout our solar system. It just might be the greatest cosmic joke that will bring attention from entities not of this solar system.. or entities we don't know about of this system....

From: Thumper
07-Feb-18
I'd have sent up a Willis Jeep, Sargent stripes on the space suit.....lol

From: BowSniper
07-Feb-18

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BowSniper's embedded Photo
Pretty incredible moment in American history where we really see what the private sector can do!! Inspiring to hear the team cheering in the room as the ricer prepared to launch, and with each milestone in its journey. When that shell came off the rocket and exposed the Tesla with its spacesuit driver... just wow!

From: BowSniper
07-Feb-18

BowSniper's embedded Photo
BowSniper's embedded Photo
And this cool photo... only from the brilliant mind of Elon musk!

07-Feb-18
the landing of the side boosters looked like a science fiction movie to me.....

From: bigeasygator
07-Feb-18

Incredible

From: Brotsky
07-Feb-18
2 out of 3 ain't bad! This entire thing was pretty amazing considering it was done with private funding. Altogether a testament to how great America is!

From: HA/KS
07-Feb-18

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This part may have been done with private funding, but he has received nearly $5 Billion in government subsidies.

From the link:

"Elon Musk, the master salesman of our times, has found the perfect implement for making science sexy and evocative to everyone: a Tesla Roadster. Without a human element, even the fiery eruptions of a rocket launch can start to feel repetitive, especially in our present age of instant access to the spectacular and otherworldly. So Musk is saying, how about a glossy red electric supercar to reignite imaginations?

And not just that, the entire thing was streamed live in a high-quality 1080p YouTube feed, from multiple angles, and with fun touches like a “Made on Earth by Humans” printed on a circuitboard and a “Don’t Panic” message on the dashboard. The spacesuit-wearing dummy with its left arm nonchalantly draped over the car door with David Bowie blasting on the speakers was the perfect finishing touch. "

07-Feb-18
Awesome stuff! It proves that private industry can almost always outperform government agencies.

From: Seapig@work
07-Feb-18

Seapig@work's embedded Photo
Seapig@work's embedded Photo

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I love this stunt! It reminds me of the opening scene from Heavy Metal...

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