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I'm late and probably there is already a thread (if it is the case please lock), but I have to say the Falcon Heavy launch is fucking amazing. The landing of the main engine failed (it exploded) as they tried a new technique to save fuel. But everything elsse worked. Now we have rockets that have similar power as back then Saturn V and Energija.

But today we have better cameras:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBr2kKAHN6M



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I loved it. Very awe inspiring launch. The simultaneous return landing of the 2 outer booster rockets was insane.



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Your thread reminded me of this Simpsons clip but I'll agree it's been a while since space travel has been this interesting. Looking forward to seeing what comes out of SpaceX in the future.



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This is really really important, because interest in space exploration and development is what will get us to other worlds and beyond. It is the next step into literally the final frontier.




SpokenTruth said:
I loved it. Very awe inspiring launch. The simultaneous return landing of the 2 outer booster rockets was insane.

Yeah, that really looked good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0-pfzKbh2k

I would've like to see the main rocket explode, but probably all cameras were destroyed. But this is interesting too. So far they landed with only one of the nine engines (you need a lot less power to land than to launch). But to save fuel they tried something else this time: later decelerating, but with three engines. This didn't work, only one engine fired, so the rocket impacted on the water with 500km/h and exploded.

I think they will fix the problems in the future, but the sight is probably quite interesting.



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Indeed, that shit coming back and landing was a major event, great achievement.



SpokenTruth said:
I loved it. Very awe inspiring launch. The simultaneous return landing of the 2 outer booster rockets was insane.

And then there's when the third rocket came back! :D



CaptainExplosion said:
SpokenTruth said:
I loved it. Very awe inspiring launch. The simultaneous return landing of the 2 outer booster rockets was insane.

And then there's when the third rocket came back! :D

This is funny as your name is Captain Explosion



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TruckOSaurus said:

Your thread reminded me of this Simpsons clip but I'll agree it's been a while since space travel has been this interesting. Looking forward to seeing what comes out of SpaceX in the future.

Hehe. Musk thought of that. Instead of testing with a block of concrete, he used the Tesla Roadster (invaluable brand building by the way) with a Dummy. This is not boring at all.



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