Started by Hog, October 26, 2017, 06:07:02 AM
Quote from: GravitySucks on February 06, 2018, 03:06:40 PMThat is just magic taken to a whole different level. Take the same fuel used in a kerosene lamp in the 19th century and send a rocket to Mars. Try that with solar or wind power!
Quote from: Gd5150 on February 06, 2018, 03:11:51 PMI love the self landing boosters but wouldnâ€™t it be more efficient to just use parachutes? All that extra fuel for the landing etc...
Quote from: Lord Grantham on February 06, 2018, 03:44:07 PMWasn't landing in salt water basically terrible for the SRB's?
Quote from: Rix Gins on February 06, 2018, 04:03:49 PMSo when does the center booster land on the barge? I'd like to see that live. I know they've got a camera aimed at the barge because they showed it for several seconds after the two boosters landed.
Quote from: GravitySucks on February 06, 2018, 04:08:08 PMMusk keeps a tight control on his bad news. I am sure it failed to land successfully. I wish I was in some of their mishap reviews after these barge failures to try and understand why it seems to be a lot easier to successfully touchdown on land.
Quote from: Rix Gins on February 06, 2018, 04:19:15 PMCome to think of it, I did see a quick burst of fuel fumes right after that quick view of the barge. Perhaps it exploded off target and they cut away to show two Space X talking heads who were still all giddy from the launch?
Quote from: GravitySucks on February 06, 2018, 04:16:35 PMIn an unrelated note - I was driving through Dickinson, TX and noticed a large building under construction. I looked it up by address and learned it is going to be a new Junior High School, specializing in STEM curriculum and they have chosen a name. Eugene Kranz Junior High. Eugene Kranz is best remembered by the role in Apollo 13 in Mission Control. The LeadFlight Director with thevest that said â€œFailure is not an optionâ€. Gene never actually said those words but he worked with that attitude. He was the Director of the Mission Operations Directorate( MOD) when I started working down here. Two of his daughters worked with me at one time. I am glad to see him honored in this manner.
Quote from: albrecht on February 06, 2018, 05:35:57 PMThat's cool. The nightly news didn't mention the barge landing so I'm guessing it didn't make it. They showed the launch and the landing of the 2 engines on ground. Amazing stuff. And then the whole Starman and car which is something I never would've imagined someone ever doing.
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on February 06, 2018, 05:43:36 PMI thought I heard them say it was heading to mars. Why? It looks cool and I love the movie Heavy Metal but this just seems silly.
Quote from: Rix Gins on February 06, 2018, 04:39:12 PMyou can hear those two kids talking about the signal being lost, due perhaps to vibration.
Quote from: Lord Grantham on February 07, 2018, 07:49:30 AMProof of concept that the Falcon Heavy system can place payloads in a Martian orbit.
Quote from: Yorkshire pud on February 07, 2018, 09:31:04 AMI'm old enough to remember the Apollo launches (Though I was in bed for 11), and this had the same magnificence. The simultaneous booster landing was incredible. Amazing stuff.
Quote from: Juan on February 07, 2018, 10:54:29 AMI had the same feeling. Those boosters landing was like something youâ€™d see in a movie.