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Starman Heading To Mars In His Tesla

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posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 03:07 PM
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Wow, what an epic launch. The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, lifted off without incident today. See video clip below:


Now, Starman in his Tesla is headed towards Mars. How cool is that?





posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 03:14 PM
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I stood outside and tried to watch it, I live over in Tampa but it was too cloudy. I did watch the full stream though. Elon Musk always amazing me, cant wait till they start developing the Mars Habitats. Probably name it BFH.. Big F*cking Habitat lol.



posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 03:15 PM
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And the spaceman is not panicking...



posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 03:39 PM
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double post
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posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 03:39 PM
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originally posted by: DerBeobachter
And the spaceman is not panicking...


I hope he remembered to bring a towel.






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posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 03:43 PM
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It astounds me that people still doubt Elon Musk. LOL

He is amazing!



posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 03:50 PM
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The second stage will fire its single Merlin engine three times, first to place the it and Tesla into space, then to demonstrate the Heavy's ability to insert satellites directly into geosynchronous Earth orbit and then finally, if all goes to plan, to thrust the Roadster into deep space.

Between the second and third burns, the Roadster will coast for six hours, passing in and out of the Van Allen belts, a concentrated region of radiation that surrounds Earth.

"We're going to be testing something on this flight which we've never done before, a six hour coast in deep space that's going to go through the Van Allen belts," said Musk. "So, it is going to get whacked [by radiation] pretty hard."

"The fuel [for the second stage] could freeze and the oxygen [for the engine] could vaporize, all of which could inhibit the third burn which is necessary for trans-Mars injection," he said. [From Shaking to 'Cannonballing' Ice: Here's What the Falcon Heavy Faces on Epic Test Flight]

If the stage survives the "grand tour" of the Van Allen belts and successfully fires its engine for a third time, then the Tesla will leave Earth on a journey to out where Mars circles the sun.

"It will go out to Mars orbit," said Musk, "about 400 million kilometers from Earth, about 250 to 270 million miles, and be doing 11 kilometers per second [7 miles per second]."

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posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 03:58 PM
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Watched it here in Daytona... very cool to hear the engines about two and a half minutes after take off -- it rattled the windows on the house.

As for "Starman," maybe this?




posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 03:59 PM
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Edit:
adjensen beat me to posting this by a few seconds. I need to learn how to post more quickly!


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posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:19 PM
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Super cool I bet a few million kids will now be inspired to be the next real spacefarers.
How long will the spacecar be sending back pics?.



posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:35 PM
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A friend posted a pic of the view looking back, so I found the latest colour Hinawari satellite image to compare it with





posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:41 PM
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Arghhh, I should have checked, I'd have posted it here instead of creating a thread!

I've just discovered a live feed, as in still transmitting to Earth, from Starmans' Tesla, and the views are stunning!






posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:47 PM
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The tires must be solid, otherwise I would expect them to blow. Same with a lot of other things.

Must be a very special Tesla! Very special indeed!



posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 04:58 PM
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What the hell is happening at 41:56?

It looks like the green screen cuts for a second!

I'm not even implying that but that is just what it looks like.

Those two side rockets landing was so epic, the whole launch was amazing.
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posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 05:21 PM
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I saw that too, it seriously looked like some kind of screen or projection flashed on. There was definitely a metal wall behind the car.

I have no reason to doubt what Space X is doing but seeing this makes me a little bit suspicious...

I know someone will show up and claim proof of FE, but my money is on theatrics.

They're selling an idea and visually it needs to have the right effect.

Regardless, it's quite strange.

Epic launch though!
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posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 05:24 PM
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originally posted by: Dem0nc1eaner
What the hell is happening at 41:56?

It looks like the green screen cuts for a second!

I'm not even implying that but that is just what it looks like.

Those two side rockets landing was so epic, the whole launch was amazing.


At 41:56 was a replay of when the fairing separated from the craft. The fairing is the shell inside which the Tesla payload was housed.


EDIT TO ADD SCREENSHOT:



Ground image Payload being prepped:
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posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 05:33 PM
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I have been watching the live feed for an hour now and I have seen lots of things you could say are ufos.
Things wizzing by and such.Are they stars? some are faster then others.
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posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 05:37 PM
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originally posted by: adjensen
Watched it here in Daytona... very cool to hear the engines about two and a half minutes after take off -- it rattled the windows on the house.

As for "Starman," maybe this?



That's the first thing that went through my mind when I saw it.




posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 06:05 PM
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Just a repost of what I said in the live stream thread.


Watched this live earlier today.

All I gotta say is congratulations Elon Musk and good job space X


These are truly amazing times.





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posted on Feb, 6 2018 @ 06:14 PM
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originally posted by: adjensen
Watched it here in Daytona... very cool to hear the engines about two and a half minutes after take off -- it rattled the windows on the house.

As for "Starman," maybe this?



Honestly I couldn't help thinking of this....




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