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Elon Musk

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Created by choco 9 months ago, 8 Feb 2018
decrepit
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10 Feb 2018 9:43AM
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Rails said,
Just to name a few.. Elon probably hasn't read



I guess I put that badly, what I meant was, he'd read some good books (Iain Banks, Douglas Adams, are obvious)

southace
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10 Feb 2018 2:22PM
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What I find strange is there was no footage of the booster rockets landing back on earth. I heard one media Chanel say the weather was foggy and couldn't get the footage.

Agent nods
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10 Feb 2018 3:02PM
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southace said..
What I find strange is there was no footage of the booster rockets landing back on earth. I heard one media Chanel say the weather was foggy and couldn't get the footage.


southace
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10 Feb 2018 4:38PM
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Ok so they just show the last landings from the first test. Still haven't shown the boosters on the ships. I have my doubts there's a cover up somewhere regarding the boosters .

southace
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10 Feb 2018 4:49PM
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It's all coming together now!






Mastbender
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10 Feb 2018 2:57PM
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This is the best vid I've seen of the Falcon heavy boosters landings, mainly because of the reactions of the voices on the vid, if I was there, I could see this being the same for me, turn up the volume to hear the voices.



Southace, if you really need to see a successful booster landing on a platform at sea, there are many vids of that on YouTube, easy to find. But you won't find one from the Falcon heavy, there has only been one launch of the heavy, and that 3rd booster, the center one, failed to land on the platform at sea as planned. But it looks like you figured that out. Also there has never been an attempt to land a booster on a ship.

southace
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10 Feb 2018 5:08PM
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My point is that the media have been showing the old footage of the successful landings since the launching faulse media again!

Chris6791
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10 Feb 2018 3:38PM
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Grab your set of good headphones and play this one,

Adriano
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14 Feb 2018 5:20AM
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Sweet! I loved hearing the Concorde take off. Beautiful bird.
Sonic boom.

myusernam
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14 Feb 2018 7:55AM
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It's all a load of shxt in my opinion. Just an autistic kids who made millions and is now playing space. Doubt there's much to be gained from going to mars. Not in several lifetimes anyway.

Paddles B'mere
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14 Feb 2018 8:12AM
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I love technology and I love entrepreneurs and this guy is the ultimate nerd tycoon. Let's not kid ourselves though, this demo of the Falcon Heavy was all about money and more of it than we mere mortals can dream of. This demonstration was also a test for the US defence department and you may even ask yourself "why would the US air force want to launch a 70 ton payload into a low earth orbit?" lets just say that speculation by me says that a weapons platform would be quite heavy and the missile threat to the US homeland from "rogue nations" is fast becoming a political issue. Elon is a commercial genius, if he can win and then use the funds from a contract to launch large military payloads for the US government to pay the bills for him to become the owner of all the infrastructure, food and resources on Mars then he is a effing legend.

Mastbender
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14 Feb 2018 7:09AM
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I'm pretty sure he'll be helping out with the Falcon heavy in establishing a moon base before Mars. That will be first on the list for heavy payloads. The moon, as most people know, still has much to offer before we get to going to Mars. Chances are that Mars missions will be taking off from the moon, not Earth, for a variety of reasons.

Macroscien
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14 Feb 2018 9:14AM
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Adriano said..
Sweet! I loved hearing the Concorde take off. Beautiful bird.
Sonic boom.


My own tough while watching the video:
1.This girl is really supersonic ( speaker)2> Interesting thing about sonic boom while landing. Usually, we observe sonic boom while vehicle ( object is accelerating ) and speed rise above this Mach speed - the speed of the sound in air. But here we have boosters landing, approaching with speeds much higher than sound (?) So interesting will be to see what is the acutal speed of the boosters all the time from start to landing.

novetti
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14 Feb 2018 8:48AM
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southace said..
My point is that the media have been showing the old footage of the successful landings since the launching faulse media again!


The media is dumb, ruled and worked by a bunch of trained lazy monkeys. They just googled and as the previous launch is available that is what they broadcast to foo other monkeys. Happens everyday.

Beware of what you see in the great media today, they all have vested interests/sponsors.

Paddles B'mere
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14 Feb 2018 11:45AM
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The reason the media seems so "dumb and lazy" is pretty straightforward, there's no money in it. Their budget cannot cover their own resources getting video/audio because they've spent it on "superstars" like Kochy and Karl Stepanovik to feed housewives BS in the mornings, so they simply buy news video/audio from the cheapest freelance source available and hope that it is not only verified/legitimate, but that we are all happy with their coverage and accidentally watch a few adverts. It's cheaper to show something dodgy and utter an apology when you get busted, than it is to cover something properly and get the real story.

rockmagnet
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14 Feb 2018 12:47PM
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?@realDonaldTrump (Trumps Twitter)


Congratulations @ElonMusk and @SpaceX on the successful #FalconHeavy launch. This achievement, along with @NASA's commercial and international partners, continues to show American ingenuity at its best. Elon Musk is South African born and raised. Dumbass Trump.

AquaPlow
QLD, 655 posts
14 Feb 2018 4:05PM
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The whole ability to get to this level of technical ability as a company in less than a decade when nations have struggled for decades is stunning. NASA and its affiliates have proven a brilliant training ground.

The thing I do not understand is given the enormity of the event - in $, resources and time why - the big why consider sending some symbolic payload to basically no-where when not too long from now there is planned to be a one-way trip to MARS?

Practically anything would be of use. So why not send a bag full of goodies for aspiring colonists to find on arrival on the surface of MARS.
(Being flippant..)
You could fill in the list..
A mars bar (or 2)
A DIY instruction set for how to build a rocket to go to Earth
A Solar powered thunder box.
A few rolls of 3D printer refills (assorted colours and materials)
A rechargeable battery kit - for double D size
A roll of Doggie bags
A ...
What a lost opportunity... (its the disposable society mindset - rocking on)

Still absolutely awesome - achievement... and don't you love the way it brings out "The flat earth society " and conspiracy 101 agenda..
Cheers
AP

Jolene
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14 Feb 2018 3:45PM
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Chris6791 said..
Grab your set of good headphones and play this one,




A pretty awesome visual example of shock waves from this Atlas 5

Poida
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15 Feb 2018 11:46AM
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don't forget or underestimate the internet access he could command with an array of small satellites. he's not a dumb ass

NotWal
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15 Feb 2018 3:50PM
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Macroscien said..

Adriano said..
Sweet! I loved hearing the Concorde take off. Beautiful bird.
Sonic boom.



My own tough while watching the video:
1.This girl is really supersonic ( speaker)2> Interesting thing about sonic boom while landing. Usually, we observe sonic boom while vehicle ( object is accelerating ) and speed rise above this Mach speed - the speed of the sound in air. But here we have boosters landing, approaching with speeds much higher than sound (?) So interesting will be to see what is the acutal speed of the boosters all the time from start to landing.


No, just passing over at any speed above mach 1 generates a boom that follows the vehicle around everywhere it goes until it slows down below mach 1. Even well after it slows down the boom generated earlier may still take a while to reach the ears as is the case here.

Adriano
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15 Feb 2018 5:34PM
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Rails said..
Tesla has never made a profit and lost 1.96 billion in 2017 alone... bigger scam than bitcoin


Oh but "he's a genius!" He practically invented something, somewhere......re-wrote Einstein's Special theory Of Relativity or invented the Tesla induction motor....oh wait, Tesla did that. Damn. Genius....ah....errrr.

Macroscien
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15 Feb 2018 7:45PM
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NotWal said..



Macroscien said..




Adriano said..
Sweet! I loved hearing the Concorde take off. Beautiful bird.
Sonic boom.






My own tough while watching the video:
1.This girl is really supersonic ( speaker)2> Interesting thing about sonic boom while landing. Usually, we observe sonic boom while vehicle ( object is accelerating ) and speed rise above this Mach speed - the speed of the sound in air. But here we have boosters landing, approaching with speeds much higher than sound (?) So interesting will be to see what is the acutal speed of the boosters all the time from start to landing.





No, just passing over at any speed above mach 1 generates a boom that follows the vehicle around everywhere it goes until it slows down below mach 1. Even well after it slows down the boom generated earlier may still take a while to reach the ears as is the case here.




You have this right. Indeed that shock wave follows the object in the air. But here we have the quite interesting combination.Since our landing rocket boosters don't need any lift from the airfoil, then maybe whole shock wave could be avoided by using Busemann's Biplane?Since Elon promised to travel people around the Earth anywhere within an hour, this slight improvement allows his rockets to land in the city center without disturbing shock wave.Coincidently that sci-fi enemy spaceships may fit the description of the B.biplane (?)




O irony Star wars authors designed accidentally spaceships the council sonic boom in air, but somehow their vehicles are so noisy in pure vacuum space/

Adriano
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15 Feb 2018 6:03PM
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Genius George Lucas. Genius.....ahh....er....

quikdrawMcgraw
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15 Feb 2018 6:13PM
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The guy is pretty smart but that's just my extremely well educated opinion of course

AquaPlow
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16 Feb 2018 2:41PM
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AquaPlow said..

The thing I do not understand is given the enormity of the event - in $, resources and time why - the big why consider sending some symbolic payload to basically no-where when not too long from now there is planned to be a one-way trip to MARS?

This caused a chuckle...

There's an 11% Chance Elon Musk's Tesla Is on a Collision Course With Earth

ScienceAlert.com
It's the darnedest thing, guys. Remember that Tesla owned by Elon Musk that
SpaceX cavalierly launched into space last week? Well, it turns out that
might not be the last we see of it.

The article also went on to say...
As time goes on - looking 3 million years ahead - the probability of a collision with Earth increases to 11 percent.Mars got off scot-free in all the test runs with no impacts, and only in one simulation did the Tesla collide with the Sun - sometime within the next 3 million years.

Cheers AP

JIC U want to read...
www.sciencealert.com/there-s-11-chance-elon-musk-s-tesla-collision-course-earth-spacex-falcon-heavy

Mastbender
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17 Feb 2018 4:04AM
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Poida said..
don't forget or underestimate the internet access he could command with an array of small satellites. he's not a dumb ass


Got that right.
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Elon Musk is about to launch the first of 11,925 proposed SpaceX internet satellites - more than all spacecraft that orbit Earth today
2-15-18

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by the entrepreneur Elon Musk, is keeping quiet about a plan to bathe the Earth in high-speed internet access. During a press briefing with Musk about the Falcon Heavy rocket launch last week, Business Insider asked about the project - informally known as Starlink, according to Geekwire- to no avail. "Off topic," Musk said. "Today's topic is Falcon Heavy." However, secrecy is difficult for SpaceX to maintain, given government oversight, public documents, and the incredible scale of its proposal. In the coming years, the company hopes to launch 4,425 interlinked broadband-internet satellites into orbit some 700 to 800 miles above Earth, plus another 7,500 spacecraft into lower orbits. Musk's company has filed several documents with the Federal Communications Commission related to an early test of Starlink involving the launch of two small telecommunications satellites called Microsat-2a and Microsat-2b.

The FCC gave SpaceX permission for the test in November, and new documents now show that SpaceX will piggyback Microsat-2a and Microsat-2b onto its launch of a Spanish radar satellite called Paz. The mission is set to lift off from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Saturday at 9:14 a.m. ET aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, according to Spaceflight Now. Ajit Jai, chairperson of the FCC - the government entity which must ultimately approve SpaceX's plans - endorsed the effort on Wednesday. "Satellite technology can help reach Americans who live in rural or hard-to-serve places where fiber optic cables and cell towers do not reach," Pai told Reuters in a statement.

For the rest ~
www.businessinsider.com/spacex-starlink-microsat-launch-global-internet-2018-2

Not just serving Americans in hard to reach places, but people all over the world, North Korea, Iran, China, and all other places where internet access is strictly restricted. A modern day "Radio Free Europe", which helped bring down the USSR, and the Berlin wall.



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