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Completely mad, amazing achievement, cool or a great publicity stunt?

Feb 2018 10 16:25

Post by Keyolder » Sat, 10th Feb 2018, 4:25pm

Post by Keyolder by Keyolder Feb 2018 10 16:25

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Ok so most of us know about and have seen the SpaceX Heavy launch and pictures of the Tesla Roadster in space, what is the general consensus of opinion?

I thought the return to Earth and landing of the 2 booster rockets was nothing short of amazing, to me it looked like something out of a Science Fiction movie, sadly the main booster in the middle didn’t land so well but that’s another story.

So, for me I thought it was all of the above completely mad, an amazing achievement, cool and a great publicity stunt.

The Tesla is currently heading towards the Asteroid Belt at a speed of around 9000 mph, that’s one heck of a speeding fine if the Astro Police ever catch it.
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Re: Completely mad, amazing achievement, cool or a great publicity stunt?

Feb 2018 10 16:48

Post by Drone » Sat, 10th Feb 2018, 4:48pm

Post by Drone by Drone Feb 2018 10 16:48

The tyres should be good for a few thousand miles.

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Re: Completely mad, amazing achievement, cool or a great publicity stunt?

Feb 2018 11 12:46

Post by EBJ » Sun, 11th Feb 2018, 12:46pm

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Unfortunately in space the tyres would either blow or disintegrate the same as the whole car will eventually and if after a few years if it came within a gravity atmosphere it would possibly just crumble to dust, i really cannot see the reasons for sending a perfectly good car into space when i could have used it here on earth and they could have sent my piece of junk into space instead. [Wink.png]
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Re: Completely mad, amazing achievement, cool or a great publicity stunt?

Feb 2018 12 08:44

Post by HappyLad » Mon, 12th Feb 2018, 8:44am

Post by HappyLad by HappyLad Feb 2018 12 08:44

That's a lot of fuel to get an electric car into space [Shock.png]
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Re: Completely mad, amazing achievement, cool or a great publicity stunt?

Feb 2018 12 08:53

Post by JohnE875 » Mon, 12th Feb 2018, 8:53am

Post by JohnE875 by JohnE875 Feb 2018 12 08:53

How is the driver getting home?
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Feb 2018 12 15:40

Post by Jubbs » Mon, 12th Feb 2018, 3:40pm

Post by Jubbs by Jubbs Feb 2018 12 15:40

Re-usable stage rockets !! mad science !! auto-land back to designated pad !! even madder !!

I was amazed it even took off, but I was further amazed to find out about the "secret" object on board the car....

"Stashed inside the midnight-cherry Roadster was a mysterious, small object designed to last for millions (perhaps billions) of years – even in extreme environments like space, or on the distant surfaces of far-flung planetary bodies.
Called an Arch (pronounced 'Ark'), this tiny storage device is built for long-term data archiving, holding libraries of information encoded on a small disc of quartz crystal, not much larger than a coin.
According to Arch Mission Foundation, the California-based nonprofit behind the technology, these Archs could "preserve and disseminate humanity's knowledge across time and space, for the benefit of future generations.
The Arch looks like a shrunk-down DVD or Blu-ray, but its potential for data storage goes way beyond any optical discs you have in your home.
The technology, developed by physicist Peter Kazansky from the University of Southampton in the UK, can theoretically hold up to 360 terabytes of data, about the same amount as 7,000 Blu-Ray discs."

Not sure which is more amazing than the other.

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Re: Completely mad, amazing achievement, cool or a great publicity stunt?

Feb 2018 12 18:52

Post by thecaretaker » Mon, 12th Feb 2018, 6:52pm

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JohnE875 wrote:
Mon, 12th Feb 2018, 8:53am
How is the driver getting home?
Were the photos taken by a speed camera? He must be due a speeding ticket [Big grin.png]
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Re: Completely mad, amazing achievement, cool or a great publicity stunt?

Feb 2018 12 19:35

Post by Keyolder » Mon, 12th Feb 2018, 7:35pm

Post by Keyolder by Keyolder Feb 2018 12 19:35

thecaretaker wrote:
Mon, 12th Feb 2018, 6:52pm
JohnE875 wrote:
Mon, 12th Feb 2018, 8:53am
How is the driver getting home?
Were the photos taken by a speed camera? He must be due a speeding ticket [Big grin.png]
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Re: Completely mad, amazing achievement, cool or a great publicity stunt?

Feb 2018 13 10:10

Post by Lucastone1 » Tue, 13th Feb 2018, 10:10am

Post by Lucastone1 by Lucastone1 Feb 2018 13 10:10

The pictures were so good that some were calling them fake. Oh dear. Anyway to see to see 2 boosters touch down together, unbelievable. Pity the roadster could'nt have landed on Mars but at 9000mph it would have been some crash.
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