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Old 02-06-2018, 07:53 PM
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Elon Musks company, space X, had a HUGE launch today and he actually did something he had jokingly threatened to do, he sent his actual car in to space as the payload with a mannequin as the driver and rigged with cameras and lights, set in to an orbit. live view here
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The re-entry/landing of two of the three boosters was almost more exciting than the lift off for me!!

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Old 02-06-2018, 09:31 PM
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Here's the video feed embedded -

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SeabeeRon, totally agree, that was amazing, just perfect!

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That was the coolest launch in a long time, with the rockets landing, the sports car headed to Mars with the top down jamming David Bowie
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:31 AM
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And the GPS system with that annoying voice?...."Recalculating....recalculating...recalc ulating..."

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Old 02-07-2018, 11:01 AM
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So, how long until this thing's orbit degrades and it burns up on re-enty?

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So, how long until this thing's orbit degrades and it burns up on re-enty?
Don't think it is planned to re-enter, but head towards Mars and Beyond!

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Originally Posted by SeabeeRon View post
Don't think it is planned to re-enter, but head towards Mars and Beyond!
Its currently in orbit around the earth, so unless it is strapped to a motor module its not going anywhere but back into our atmosphere eventually.

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Originally Posted by Jason in Enid View post
Its currently in orbit around the earth, so unless it is strapped to a motor module its not going anywhere but back into our atmosphere eventually.
I'm not sure yet about the "how" details but this article says it will orbit Mars -

Elon Musk sends Tesla car to Mars on SpaceX rocket

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018...werful-rocket/

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Mr Musk used a super rocket – the Falcon Heavy vehicle – to send the car into orbit around Mars, deploying technology with twice the launching power of any existing rocket, and double that of the Saturn V, which launched the Apollo lunar missions.
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....hey, it would really be neat if they could land it on Mars and drive it around there

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Recent update, the rocket overshot the Mars trajectory, and the car is headed for the asteroid belt.

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Recent update, the rocket overshot the Mars trajectory, and the car is headed for the asteroid belt.


Its going to get pulverized by asteroids.

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Recent update, the rocket overshot the Mars trajectory, and the car is headed for the asteroid belt.
Maybe they can do some asteroid detecting !

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After Mars it's on to Jupiter. The orbit path will keep it on a normal path for hundreds if not thousands of years. Eventually Jupiter and the asteroid belt will shift the orbit enough to send it either into the sun or smacked by something near the asteroid belt which will change the orbit even more (if it survives).

Either way, the odometer reading is going to be ridiculous.

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Its going to get pulverized by asteroids.
The first car wreck in space. It was bound to happen.

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The first car wreck in space. It was bound to happen.
I can hear the call to his car insurance company now, the insurance agent replies..... "your car is WHERE ? and got hit by WHAT ?

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How long until it's "space junk" and lands on someone's head here on Earth?

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It never happened! There is no car in space! There was no launch! It is just an elaborate car commercial for Tesla!!! It was filmed in Scandinavia where it is ALWAYS dark all day long! What a clever marketer Elon Musk is.

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Landing those boosters was way more impressive than shooting the car out there...

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