Tesla Space Car Wednesday

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Space-bound Tesla Roadster

The world’s most powerful new space rocket blasted into the heavens above Florida’s east coast on Tuesday afternoon on a trailblazing deep-space mission that Elon Musk, founder of the private aerospace company SpaceX, believes could spell “game over” for his commercial spaceflight rivals.

The Falcon Heavy, which will provide the United States a heavy-lift capability in space not seen since the Saturn V rockets of the Apollo era, made a flawless ascent through clear blue skies, with at least two of its three reusable boosters returning safely to earth.

The spectacular, flame-heavy launch was watched by an estimated half-million spectators who packed the beaches and other key vantage points around Florida’s space coast for the biggest fireworks show since the retirement of Nasa’s space shuttle fleet in 2011.

Falcon’s upper stage and test payload, the whimsical touch of Musk’s $100,000 cherry red Tesla Roadster sports car, and a dummy in its driver’s seat called Starman rocking to David Bowie’s Life on Mars, continued, zapping through the Van Allen Belt.

Pictures of the car heading into space with the Earth below gave the triumphant launch a surreal quality. From there, it will journey on through a six-month, 400m-kilometre trip to a solar orbit, for more than a billion years.

@ TG

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13 Responses to Tesla Space Car Wednesday

  1. Micki says:

    I not only didn’t clap…I didn’t watch!

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    Waste of a good car,

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    • §º¿º§ Carol says:

      Apparently he has a sense of humor which I value highly. I love funny, witty people.

      Yeah, the car is one more piece of junk out there but I guess it’s supposed wander away, being on an elliptical orbit. I think they said it could ultimately be going around Mars. Elon Musk wants to be buried on Mars. Frankly, I don’t think that will happen.

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    • Den says:

      His car to waste, it will give the UFO’s something to study besides us.

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    • Micki says:

      Excessively rich people and their egos and toys…whatever!

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    Two chores that won’t be accomplished today.

    Isn’t gunna rain, anyway.

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  4. §º¿º§ Carol says:

    Keeping up with the news is so painful. It’s never been like this all the years I paid attention. It’s such a circus, everyone is half nuts, the party in charge everywhere is the party of lunatics.

    President Nero wants a military parade. For heaven’s sake. Are they going to make that happen, ON OUR DIME?

    I’m going to go watch “Outbreak” to cheer me up. A virus on the loose, killing everyone, lol.

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    • Den says:

      That’s what happens when lunatics run the asylum and the media both, confusion-o-plenty, something tells me they like it that way, keeping everyone off-balance.

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  5. David B. Benson says:

    Up Valley Road to the Nez Perce Village and on to Terre View Drive. Mallard drake and duck in a pond there. Further on saw the kestrel overhead, 3 horses, heard two owls and saw a magpie. To Grimes Way was 69 minutes. West along Grimes Way and over the hill to the Hillside Cafe took another 37 minutes.

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    • David B. Benson says:

      After dinner up to Bryan Hall for the symphony orchestra and symphonic wind ensemble concert. Three new compositions by locals were included. Then home again makes a total of 69+55=124 minutes.

      Day 4: 156+124=280 minutes.

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  6. Den says:

    Looneys are loose in the halls of government:

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