Look! Up in the sky! Falcon Heavy lifts off.

Posted February 6, 2018 4:19 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Look!  Up in the sky!  Falcon Heavy lifts off.

I’ve been watching the SpaceX launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket. They sent up Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster. This booster can lift 64 metric tons (141,000 lbs), more than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel. The Saturn V lifted more… but we’re not using that one anymore are we!
I have to admit that I had something of the same feeling that I recall when I was little kid, watching TV coverage of Gemini and Apollo missions.
The boosters landed successfully… upright… on a drone ship. Very cool.
Fast forward to about 7:53

Sitting in the roadster is “Starman”,

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