Elon Musk's huge Falcon Heavy rocket set for launch

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Found 6th Feb
If anyone is interested, Elon Musk will attempt to fly the world's most powerful rocket later with his own sports car on the top.

The landmark launch is due to take off from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida between 6.30pm and 9.30pm (UK time) today.
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There will be live stream feeds online near to the time
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BillySollox14 h, 39 m ago

can someone find/make a gif of the rockets landing back together, where …can someone find/make a gif of the rockets landing back together, where they were meant to land.THAT was the most impressive and important part of the whole thing.



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Only 2/3 the power of the 1960s Saturrn V rocket
Yes safety first Mr Musk.
Delayed by 1 hour 20 mins due to heavy wind
and again
Liftoff now moved to 8.10 UK time


to many sprouts ?
Local weatherman George Waldenberger
"Surface winds aren't the problem," he wrote. "SpaceX continues to monitor 'upper level wind shear'. 8 miles up winds near 100mph, not calming much by 4pm"

8.45-9pm now
Edited by: "Wongy110" 6th Feb
By the way, Homer, what's your least favourite country? Italy or France?


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Please people, stop giving this guy money and attention.
catbeans1 m ago

Please people, stop giving this guy money and attention.


Why?
Thats just littering
tregs11 m ago

Why?


Because like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs he is not a genius but a very savvy buissness man, all his "ideas" already existed and are straight out of movies. Next he will watch Terminator and get into robots and everyone will throw another chunk of money at something that worn happen.
tregs2 h, 47 m ago

Delayed by 1 hour 20 mins due to heavy wind


Coming from Elon Musk
catbeans3 m ago

Because like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs he is not a genius but a very savvy …Because like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs he is not a genius but a very savvy buissness man, all his "ideas" already existed and are straight out of movies. Next he will watch Terminator and get into robots and everyone will throw another chunk of money at something that worn happen.


So, and?
Successful
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tregs32 m ago

So, and?


So instead of supporting actual future technology and Inventions, people are wasting money on a re-useable rocket that when complete will have zero use.
Segata-Sanshiro39 m ago

Thats just littering


"What’s more, just a few years ago the notion of re-landing reusable rockets seemed like a pipe dream, and yet SpaceX has made it routine, with regular landings on land and on a drone ship floating in the Atlantic Ocean. Today it managed to land three Falcon 9 rockets simultaneously, each dropping gracefully from the sky with a controlled burn."
catbeans45 m ago

Because like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs he is not a genius but a very savvy …Because like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs he is not a genius but a very savvy buissness man, all his "ideas" already existed and are straight out of movies.


So what you are saying is that they didn't exist. They were fiction.
Edited by: "RossD89" 6th Feb
RossD8912 m ago

So what you are saying is that they didn't exist. They were fiction. …So what you are saying is that they didn't exist. They were fiction.


No everything they have done or plan to do has been done before, was already in the works or was always inevitable.
Edited by: "catbeans" 6th Feb
Do I have to do everything around here!
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Wongy11022 m ago

"What’s more, just a few years ago the notion of re-landing reusable r …"What’s more, just a few years ago the notion of re-landing reusable rockets seemed like a pipe dream, and yet SpaceX has made it routine, with regular landings on land and on a drone ship floating in the Atlantic Ocean. Today it managed to land three Falcon 9 rockets simultaneously, each dropping gracefully from the sky with a controlled burn."


pfft Sheldon had that dream and Musk simply ripped him off.


Watched it...aweseome...Starman
Andy@XCite17 m ago

pfft Sheldon had that dream and Musk simply ripped him off.[Video]


No spoilers please !

Those boosters landing in tandem was incredible.
catbeans6th Feb

No everything they have done or plan to do has been done before, was …No everything they have done or plan to do has been done before, was already in the works or was always inevitable.


Okay. Strong argument.
So a man is launching a rocket with a car on top of it. Didn't top gear do this years ago with a reliant robin? Had to Google elon musk. Never heard of him.
Have they proved the Earth isn't flat?.
psychobitchfromhell1 h, 14 m ago

So a man is launching a rocket with a car on top of it. Didn't top gear do …So a man is launching a rocket with a car on top of it. Didn't top gear do this years ago with a reliant robin? Had to Google elon musk. Never heard of him.


Where have you been for the last few years !? Founder of Tesla, SpaceX. He's advancing civilisation in a way that others simply cannot keep up with. He aims ridiculously high and some things come through; others will fail (e.g. perhaps the hyperloop) but at least he takes the risk. It - and he - are truly incredible.
catbeans4 h, 54 m ago

Because like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs he is not a genius but a very savvy …Because like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs he is not a genius but a very savvy buissness man, all his "ideas" already existed and are straight out of movies. Next he will watch Terminator and get into robots and everyone will throw another chunk of money at something that worn happen.


uk.businessinsider.com/a-s…R=T

Gates, unlike Jobs, was a coder, and a gifted one at that. I don't know if he's genius-level, but he's certainly very intelligent.
Firefly13 h, 35 m ago

Where have you been for the last few years !? Founder of Tesla, SpaceX. …Where have you been for the last few years !? Founder of Tesla, SpaceX. He's advancing civilisation in a way that others simply cannot keep up with. He aims ridiculously high and some things come through; others will fail (e.g. perhaps the hyperloop) but at least he takes the risk. It - and he - are truly incredible.


I've heard of tesla, just didn't know his name. Maybe just not interested enough. Rockets going into space is hardly innovative, been doing that since I was a nipped and I'm prehistoric. Cars have been around a fair few years too. Maybe he is just a good salesman.
Laugh out loud backwards landing rockets, well anything's real in cgi zombie world.
Uranus6th Feb

Those boosters landing in tandem was incredible.



Indeed. I watched a quick preview of the takeoff. I thought "what about the boosters" and there they were landing together. Damn impressive.
Edited by: "rev6" 7th Feb
Graham Linehan tweet sums it up...


*Global warming is biggest threat facing mankind*

Mankind: “We sent a car into space.”

davewave28 m ago

Graham Linehan tweet sums it up...*Global warming is biggest threat facing …Graham Linehan tweet sums it up...*Global warming is biggest threat facing mankind* Mankind: “We sent a car into space.”


Short term yes. The car thing is entirely to grab media headlines more-so than "yet another rocket launches". If you've ever seen Elon Musk talks the short term isn't exactly the point here in all of this.
Edited by: "rev6" 7th Feb
rev611 m ago

Short term yes. The car thing is entirely to grab media headlines more-so …Short term yes. The car thing is entirely to grab media headlines more-so than "yet another rocket launches". If you've ever seen Elon Musk talks the short term isn't exactly the point here in all of this.


Is anyone sure of the long term?
Amazing achievement from an inspirational man. The guy could revolutionise the way we travel both on land and beyond the stars.

The people criticising are simply unremarkable individuals who hold us back as a civilisation. They've always existed. Moaners who moan for the sake of it.
RossD8910 h, 22 m ago

Okay. Strong argument.



I think the argument is that everything that they are doing will be done by someone eventually so we can all just sit around and wait for someone else to do it... Though if everyone does that then none of this stuff will happen... Ok they have no actual point.
.MUFC.9 h, 4 m ago

Have they proved the Earth isn't flat?.



Yeh, thousands of years ago
HotEnglishAndWelshDeals9 m ago

Amazing achievement from an inspirational man. The guy could revolutionise …Amazing achievement from an inspirational man. The guy could revolutionise the way we travel both on land and beyond the stars.


Man will never get near another star never mind beyond them. Even if we did, it wouldn't be by rocket ship.
123thisisme10 m ago

Man will never get near another star never mind beyond them. Even if we …Man will never get near another star never mind beyond them. Even if we did, it wouldn't be by rocket ship.



Ever the optimist
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