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    "Wow, did you guys see that? That was awesome," said SpaceX commentator Lauren Lyons as applause thundered through mission control.

    Loaded with Musk's red Tesla and a mannequin in a spacesuit, the monster rocket's test voyage has captured the world's imagination.

    About two minutes into the flight, the two side boosters peeled away and made their way back toward Earth for an upright landing.

    Both rockets landed side by side in unison on launchpads, live video images showed.

    "And the Falcons have landed," Lyons said.

    The third, center booster was to attempt a landing on an ocean platform.

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    Watching the two boosters come down side by side. I mean, if you can land one, it makes sense that you can land two, at the same time I guess, seeing as they separated together, but the visual was so much more than twice as impressive.

    Still haven't heard if the center booster landed successfully.

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    (Part of me is so ashamed for wondering if Trump could have been sold on the YUGEST Tesla test drive.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lao tzu View Post
    Watching the two boosters come down side by side. I mean, if you can land one, it makes sense that you can land two, at the same time I guess, seeing as they separated together, but the visual was so much more than twice as impressive.

    Still haven't heard if the center booster landed successfully.
    Yeah, i have never seen anything like that. For those who missed it:



    Center booster was lost. It apparently didn't have enough of the material used to relight the engines, so only 2/3 relit and it hit the water at 300 MPH. Musk says he's hoping there's video that he can

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    This is pretty awesome.


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    Those side booster landing syncronously.


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    Well, thars yer flyin car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLurch View Post
    Yeah, i have never seen anything like that. For those who missed it:



    Center booster was lost. It apparently didn't have enough of the material used to relight the engines, so only 2/3 relit and it hit the water at 300 MPH. Musk says he's hoping there's video that he can
    Absolutely amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Absolutely amazing.
    guess who was there



    launch close up (1 of 1).jpg

    early flight (1 of 1).jpg

    return of boosters (1 of 1).jpg

    boosters landing (1 of 1).jpg



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    Jorge's trueorigins paper: "...it is known that other volcanic features match what is usually associated with impact craters including ... shatter cones and crystal deformations"

    Planetary Science Institute: "Shatter cones are found in only two places on Earth, 1) in nuclear test sites and 2) meteorite impact structures. They are formed as a result of the high pressure, high velocity shock wave ...

    maximum pressures from 45 to 200 times greater than found in volcanic events (2->20 Gpa)

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    Musk said that now that they're done with the final version of Falcon 9, which is a new version that supplants all previous ones they've flown, they're focusing 100% on getting the Dragon capsule human rated. He thinks they might be ready to send up astronauts by the end of the year.

    Its been a long journey to get to that point since the Shuttle was cancelled, but the Americans can soon launch their astronauts into space again. :D

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