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    SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launches!

    The Falcon Heavy made it off the pad today. There were some stunning images, but I want this one blown up and on my wall.
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    First commercial roadster in space!

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    and some stunning footage




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    You can live watch Starman at this link.

    http://www.spacex.com/webcast
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    i -really- can't wait for the BFR to get going-- double the thrust and triple the payload. god bless Elon Musk for throwing his money at this and not on yachts and nose candy.
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    Hell of a view.



    Still looks like the Tesla is in LEO. Are they parking there before heading to the vicinity of Mars?

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    JCT - perhaps this instead for your wall?


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    nihil sub sole novum.

    I saw the same show 37 years ago. Be afraid when the green orb shows up


    Its called Tourist Season. So why can't we shoot them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironduke View Post
    JCT - perhaps this instead for your wall?
    Ironduke, thank you! I like this one too. I'll have to go to their website and get the high res originals and put it on my work desktop. My wife would be less impressed if I used it at home as she naturally prefers the one with our kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Grape View Post
    nihil sub sole novum.

    I saw the same show 37 years ago. Be afraid when the green orb shows up


    Gunny

    Great minds think alike...and so do we!

    Unfortunately my vinyl album is long gone but I about wore that sucker out. Loved the flick as well.
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    Say a great joke on this on Twitter

    A guy comes out of Kennedy Space Flight Center and looks around in a confused manner.

    A guard comes up and asks if the man was okay and did he need any help.

    The guy responds..."Have you seen a red Roadster??? I parked right here in the VIP spot!!! Do you think it got towed?"
    “We had been hopelessly labouring to plough waste lands; to make nationality grow in a place full of the certainty of God… Among the tribes our creed could be only like the desert grass – a beautiful swift seeming of spring; which, after a day’s heat, fell dusty.”
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