Feb
06
2018

SpaceX Falcon Heavy test flight today.

Via Geeks Are Sexy, here’s the live feed:

3:10 Eastern Time, which means… not at 3:10 Eastern Time, sorry.  Expect a delay on this launch, because there’s always going to be a delay.  Heck, it might not even launch today.  But if it does, Elon Musk is going try to send a Tesla to Mars.

OK. I’m not particularly enamored of our current self-appointed tech barons.  But I have to give him style points for using a car with ‘Space Oddity’ playing as ballast payload.

4 Comments

  • nicklevi86 says:

    In truth, Elon is only above average with his tech stuff. But his true genius is PR.

    • acat says:

      Bingo.
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      Elon’s brilliance has been in inspiring people to invest money (bet, in other words) on him .. and then inspiring engineers to make cool things.
      .
      Mew

  • Compound says:

    Whatever you think of Musk, I will give props because that shot of Canaveral where two of the boosters are both landing at the same time… wow. Just wow.

    • acat says:

      Rockets that “… take off and land vertically, the way God and Robert Heinlein intended.”
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      It’s about damn time.
      .
      Mew

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