SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy successfully - biggest rocket since Saturn V

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  1. JDragon

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    Fuck yes, that was awesome.
     
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    Such an important test launch. With Tesla under pressure and SpaceX being delayed, a failure (which always could be expected) could have been bad for SpaceX.

    Amazing engineering. I feel these folks are crazy enough to be serious about getting to Mars. Love it.
     
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    That's some crazy CGI. Must use the same crack team that NASA does.
     
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    Wait so these Falcon heavy thing is as powerful as the Saturn V?
     
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    i think so if not more.....

    lunar base is a must now
     
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    I think I heard them say it's the most powerful rocket ever launched.
     
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    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/...ft-for-space-hotels-starting-around-2020.html

    space hotels?
     
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    Oh wow so I just watch History in the making.

    Well I can see how big the payload bay in that one but I thought it is just like a bit more powerfull than the Shuttle combined boozters, never occured to me it could be more powerfull than the Saturn - V.
     
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    No, it's the most powerful since Saturn V, but not as powerful as Saturn V.
     
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    The Saturn V was more powerful than the Falcon Heavy. It had more thrust and could carry a payload more than twice as heavy into low earth orbit.
     
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    A gotcha.
     
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    Oh yeah I heard the Saturns can carry like the entire weight of a Fully loaded Shuttle Orbitter to L.E.O. and a Lunsr module combined.
     
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    The Saturn V was bigger, but the BFR (Big Fucking Rocket - that's actually the name) will surpass even the Saturn V if it gets built (seems realistic now).

    Some of these payloads are subject to change, but here’s an estimate of how much each rocket can carry to space.

    Saturn V - 310,000 lbs (33 elephants)
    Falcon Heavy - 119,000 lbs (12.5 elephants)
    SLS - 286,000 lbs (30 elephants)
    BFR - 330,000 lbs (34 elephants)
    New Glenn Rocket - 99,210 lbs (10 elephants)

    The Falcon Heavy will be the first rocket since Saturn V capable of sending humans to the Moon, though it won’t be quite as powerful. Blue Origin’s New Glenn rocket will compete with SpaceX for commercial satellite launches.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/spac...p-saturn-falcon-nasa-blue-origin-2017-12?IR=T
     
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    Falcon Heavy
    . Status: First test flight took place February 6
    . Height: 229.6 feet (70 meters)
    . Liftoff thrust: 5 million pounds
    . Capability: 140,660 pounds (63,800 kilograms) to LEO

    Saturn V
    . Status: Retired in 1973
    . Height: 363 feet (111 meters)
    . Liftoff thrust: 7.6 million pounds (3.4 million kilograms)
    . Capability: 260,000 pounds (118,000 kilograms) to LEO
    . Payloads: Apollo spacecraft and astronauts, Skylab
     
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    SINCE, the Saturn V. But SpaceX Merlin engines are more efficient. NASA is going to launch a new rocket that will surpass Falcon Heavy soon, SLS. But SpaceX already is working towards their next Rocket that'll be the one to ferry the ships to Mars.
     
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    Meh. Wake me when Elon does a grand tour of Jool...Jupiter, lands on all of its moons and brings the crew back to Kerbin...err Earth.

    Soviet N1 was also more powerful than the Falcon Heavy and as a bonus it provided spectacular explosions.
     
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    Those rockets landing vertically right where they were supposed to looked like something out of iron man, not real life

    That was fucking awesome
     
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