Falcon Heavy

(Frank) #1

Is anyone else going to be watching the launch today? http://www.spacex.com/webcast

The more I think about its potential for the space industry and opening up ‘affordable’ payload transit, the more excited I get about where it could lead.

But even if it blows up, SpaceX will make it a damn good show :smile:

Community Roundup - 9/2/2018
(Herp Derp) #2

20:45 GMT… possibly

(Ian Lyon) #3

Absolutely! I can’t wait.

I’m really eager to see how landing multiple first stage rockets is handled, and it’ll be interesting to see how the rocket performs during launch given the increased size.

I hope it doesn’t blow up. :crossed_fingers:

(Frank) #4

Yeah they could make a mockery of the NASA programme to put similar payload I. For $1bn per trip when SpaceX May be able to do it for $200m :scream:

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(Frank) #6

This is the one I meant to post that mentions nasa

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(Frank) #8

What happened to 6:30? :man_shrugging:t2:

(Frank) #9

Haha just checked your earlier post to see if I got the time right. And you had changed it :joy:

(Frank) #10

It seems even Elon Musk can’t control the weather!

(Frank) #11

I hadn’t seen any announcements. So does it look like it will be moved to tomorrow?

(Frank) #12

It’s still going ahead:

And the ‘webcast’ has just started more than a static image. http://www.spacex.com/webcast

(If there's the wrong end of a stick, you'll find me holding it.) #13

If you’re waiting till tomorrow, you’ve missed it.

Absolutely stunning achievement. Even if it all goes wrong from now, to do what they’ve done is spectacular.

(Frank) #14

That was just amazing! Though no news on the drone ship landing?

(Andy Mason) #15

Amazing watching the 2 side boosters touchdown next to each other. Centre booster is a goner I fear else they’d have said by now surely?

Still a stunning achievement.

(Maria) #16

Noooooooo, poor centre core :cry:

(Herp Derp) #17

(Andy Buckley) #18

Those landing were just poetry in motion

(Ian Lyon) #19

I watched that back more times than I care to admit. Still don’t think I can pick my jaw up off the floor.

(Frank) #21

The centre core didn’t have enough propellant to slow itself. So missed the pad :frowning:️ Would still class the launch :rocket: as really successful.