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    SpaceX Completes Falcon Heave Static Fire Test

    What a beast. Twenty seven rocket engines firing together.

    SpaceX tests their new rocket which has twice the launch capacity of any other rocket out there. Almost half of what the Saturn-5 managed to accomplish, but with great focus on being cheap and reusable.


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    The Falcon Heavy is just a Falcon 9 with two Falcon 9 primary stages strapped on to the sides. Its main job is to provide a temporary product to fill the role contemplated for the BFR, currently under development.

    Last edited by Juvenal; 01-25-2018 at 11:52 AM.

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    Elon Musk's next big product: huge clouds of water vapor.

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    so can it get to the moon?

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    Supposedly, the test flight will put a Tesla in Mars orbit.

    No, i am not joking.

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    I wonder how they keep the rocket on the ground under that much thrust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lao tzu View Post
    I wonder how they keep the rocket on the ground under that much thrust.
    Duct tape.
    Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    so can it get to the moon?
    A couple of adventurous (and not risk-averse) billionaires have commissioned him to send them on a free-return orbit around the moon with it.

    So yes. Though its not big enough to complete a proper Lunar Landing in one go like the Saturn-5.

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    Flight keeps getting pushed back - was supposed to be about 11am, but they're now saying 3:45, after blowing past several other launch times throughout the day.

    Livestream will be here if it happens:


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