Tuesday, February 6, 2018

History in the Making: The Launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Lift Rocket

If you haven't seen it, I would highly recommend watching the SpaceX heavy lift rocket launch from earlier today. This is history in the making, and it is a welcome relief to watch something inspiring and uplifting. Watch also for the images of the Tesla roadster used as a test cargo. Generally, tests like this will use something benign and boring as a cargo--like a chunk of concrete. Elon Musk decided in this case for something more interesting: a Tesla roadster convertable with a space suited dummy at the wheel, David Bowie's "Space Oddity" on the music player, and the helpful message of "Don't Panic" on the car's navigation screen.

(10 min.)

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