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Nasa slams Elon Musk’s SpaceX for launching a Tesla car into the heavens

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posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: BotheLumberJack

Planetary Protection Officer, now THAT'S a job title!




posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 10:26 AM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
Shes not wrong..


Sorry, BFFT, according to the actual orbit of the Roadster, she is wrong about orbiting the earth and being another piece of earth orbiting junk, it will be a heliocentric orbit - around the sun with seldom rendezvous' with our planet.

Roadster Orbit

I wish that Musk had placed longer lasting batteries on board as well as solar panels, just to see how the mannequin is faring...

ETA: I quickly threw this post up replying to BFFT and darn, it was posted to the fourth page.

edit on 2-3-2018 by NightFlight because: dee da deed a ded a dee dee



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 10:27 AM
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Maybe NASA is upset because as I understand it, there is a waiting list to get a new Tesla roadster. Could NASA be angry because they threw one away into space and NASA is still waiting to get theirs.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 10:28 AM
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OOOOPs double post.

edit on 2-3-2018 by Beartracker16 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 10:30 AM
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a reply to: NightFlight

I just struggle to see how a car travelling at high speed into the asteroid belt is a good idea.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

It will be picked up in a couple of hundred years and put in a museum.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 10:36 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Actually, it could travel for a long time before it hit anything in the asteroid belt. Dem dere asteroids are fur and few b'tween up dar! (Those orbiting asteroids between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter are not very close to each other and would not pose a risk of a Tesla Roadster ever hitting one) I got deleted last time I did colloquialisms.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 10:41 AM
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a reply to: BotheLumberJack

NASA should be nice or no one will give them rides anymore besides the military and Russians.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 10:42 AM
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a reply to: BotheLumberJack

Nasa has a lot of crust. They've been polluting space for a long time now. Jeez.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 11:22 AM
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Meh...NASA doesn't own space. Their opinion on the matter is just that.

This is how the UFO crashed in Roswell--just another intelligent society's form of the roadster launched into space because it could be and just happened to hit us



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: BotheLumberJack

Car and dummy are on their way to Mars Not much traffic on that route. NASA is bored.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Maybe they sent the wrong dummy. Canada's Prime Minister has not dressed up as a Martian yet.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 11:43 AM
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All I know right now, is spaceX has done things no one else has. Musk has done things no one else has.

To me, I don't care about a car floating back to earth, or being there in 100 years.

it is the mark of a new age.

This is where we should have been long ago, and now, no one can stop it. We're there baby... in space, with new ideas and new tech and ideas that we will be able to build on.

That makes me sad that I'm old enough to appreciate it, but too old to see where it will go.

NASA Failed us.. China, India, all the space faring intent, failed us... It took not a nation, but a man. to see it happen. Someone absurdly insane enough, from south africa, with a background of being nothing, to take US ALL into something. I dont care the why or whats... I am just glad I get to see us start this endeavour in my life..

What a wondrous thing lays ahead... a good time to be alive, to see this at it's roots. in 100 years, people will want to know what we, here now, thought... and I hope they see the stars in our eyes, and not this petty insignificant banter that seems to rule the day.

This IS the future becoming history...


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posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 12:02 PM
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Out of all the stupid ideas man has ever had... putting a car into orbit is the same as putting a non-working vehicle in your front yard on cinder blocks! How white trash is that??

NASA jelly? Maybe. But half the chiz we gotz now is because they did the heavy lifting first. I don't think they are jelly because they have tech up their sleeve that makes Space-X redundant. Sorry, didn't mean to use the R-word. I'm just not that impressed with somebody using somebody else's money and being the dancing monkey for the cameras (yes, that is how I feel about him. If he really is as great as people believe, why doesn't he put his own money-balls- on the line??)

As for NASA, when the ex-launch commander is making comments like "Oh, that rocket launch? You mean the Hollywood show for the media..." then you know that they have got things that make rockets look arcane. Look at what they haven't done as an "aerospace" company. Airships (not just "blimps" but also the neutral buoyancy ones), supersonic planes (yes, they have stuff in the wind tunnels but it is not like they are gung-ho about it either), scram/ram jets, electric vehicles (as in engines), and plasma actuators (they already have done that as seen on PBS from 10 years ago). NASA is more of a "keep the lid on it" company than an innovator.

What do you think they are hiding from us?? It is not rockets that is for sure!
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posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 12:21 PM
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What's one roadster really when there are hundreds of derelict satellites.

Not even counting space rocks.

a reply to: BotheLumberJack



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 12:23 PM
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Sometimes people do it just because they can it's their right. NASA has failed to launch many times. Musk is just flexing look what I can do and easy too boot.

Your move nasa


a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 12:34 PM
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a reply to: BotheLumberJack


"billion year elliptic Mars orbit" as others mentioned.

Tesla roadster orbit

I usually support NASA thoroughly, but this is a clear pitshot at Musk and honestly, probably stems from jealousy and fear that they wont have authoritarian dominance over our space activities.
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posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 01:58 PM
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Who gives a damn if they launched a car up there for a laugh. It was interesting. It got people interested in something in space. It got people talking. It maybe even inspired a few people. We need public interest in this stuff. It was eccentric and exiting. It was hopeful. It worked. It makes people want to know what is next.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Sounds like we need a space government to make these space rules and enforce them for space littering in unoccupied space.


Space.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 05:05 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

It's just proof of concept as happens with all new technology I'd think. It's also marketing more than anything else I'm sure and not for SpaceX but for Tesla. I don't think the asteroids will mind at all.

I'm all for it. Something needed to happen to stir the pot to make the idea of interplanetary travel popular. I'd think NASA's real gripe is they have been shown up for being a hole in the ground to dump money in. Job protection.

It's time NASA farmed out the space program to the private sector.



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