Elon Musk Curses up a Storm During Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch

Enlarge  The Falcon Heavy rocket proved that 27 engines can fly together and not go all

SpaceX's CEO Elon Musk's cherry red Roadster from Tesla, his electric vehicle company, was the payload on the Falcon Heavy demonstration mission from Launch Complex 39A that lifted of from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 3:45 p.m. EST. Since the end of the space shuttle program in 2011, NASA has been paying extortionate rates for US astronauts to fly to and from the station on Russian rockets. But SpaceX bounced back from an explosion less than a year-and-a-half ago to pull off 18 successful launches in 2017. "I'm still trying to absorb everything that happened because it seemed surreal to me", Musk said in a statement.

Basking in the plaudits, Musk said he hoped his demonstration would encourage countries and other companies to raise their sights. The Tesla will cross the orbit of Mars twice per orbit, so Musk is still fulfilling his wish to send his Tesla "to" Mars - it'll just take a little longer between visits. "Instead of just clearing one area for the rocket's ascent, we have two areas to keep an eye on - one for ascent, and one for return". The design of Falcon Heavy is meant to carry large payloads into Earth's orbit; however, the powerful machine can even carry a "Dragon Spacecraft". He has used this money to start a variety of businesses.

Tesla's total revenue for 2017 was $11.8 billion, which was also in line with analysts' forecasts. The maximum wind speed for Tuesday shall be close to 90 knots at the height of 40,000 feet.

Arch Mission's co-founder, Nova Spivack, managed to get a prototype of the group's archives on the Falcon Heavy after getting Elon Musk's attention on Twitter. The rocket shall drop off this shipment to the hyperbolic orbit.

Earth loomed large in the background as the Roadster gently glided through space and its passenger, fitted with SpaceX's new space suit, casually rested its left arm on the driver's side door and right arm on the steering wheel.

Maldives State of Emergency Undermines Democracy — UN Official
Maldives has reached out to "friendly countries" to garner support after the recent proclamation of emergency by Yameen. Rishmawi said a state of emergency can be legally proclaimed if the life of the nation is threatened.

North Korea had frank, candid talks with South's president: KCNA
Moon was invited to a summit with Kim, even as the United States warned against falling for Pyongyang's Olympic charm offensive. Moon into a potentially delicate diplomatic dance, as South Korea's allies and neighbours maintain a hardline stance toward Mr.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Wenger understands players better than Mourinho
Incredibly, the Gunners don't play again in the Premier League until March 1, when they take on league-leaders Manchester City. Merson, though, believes that the signing of Aubameyang could prove to be Wenger's last throw of the dice.

However, Musk has also said on many occasions that the very first launch for Falcon Heavy might also end in an explosive pattern of failure but it surely is a stepping stone towards the future of space exploration and commercialization of space missions.

The success of this flight is also good for Florida, the longtime home of NASAs launch facility at the cape, which is forging a new life in the business environment of the private space industry.

A testament to the power of this first-ever launch of the Falcon Heavy, Lt Col Stuker noted, "It was the first time we heard the rumble of the rocket over the sound of the rotor blades". The fact that the Falcon Heavy was delivering a Tesla into space was one of the key things that made this event a high profile one. No matter that it is four years later than first promised, it still has a big lead over rival heavy-lift rockets.

The Falcon Heavy, or another more powerful rocket now under development by SpaceX called the BFR, could stand in for the SLS on NASA's crewed and robotic missions to the moon or more distant destinations.

Related:

  • London City Airport shut after WW2 bomb found in Thames

    London City Airport shut after WW2 bomb found in Thames

    The airport authorities have urged all passengers to avoid travelling to the facility, through a Twitter post. The airport is cooperating fully with the Metropolitan Police, Royal Navy and London Borough of Newham.
    Alliance with Rajinikanth unlikely if his colour is saffron: Kamal Haasan

    Alliance with Rajinikanth unlikely if his colour is saffron: Kamal Haasan

    Vijayakanth went on to become the Leader of the Opposition in the state legislative assembly between 2011 and 2016. And now, they said, Kamal has clarified his stand, leaving no doubts.
    Heinrich Klaasen: I didn't have tickets to come to the 'Pink Day'

    Heinrich Klaasen: I didn't have tickets to come to the 'Pink Day'

    They replaced their visiting at Sri Lanka due to some internal problems and so, in the meantime, they are playing against India . Kohli has thus far scored 393 runs in the series with the scores of 112, 46*, 160* and 75 in the first four ODIs.
  • Cowen Analysts Give Antero Resources (AR) a $22.00 Price Target

    Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 96,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,541,760. Brigade Capital Management Lp bought 70,000 shares as the company's stock declined 18.29% while stock markets rallied.
    Nice says Balotelli booked for reacting to racist abuse

    Nice says Balotelli booked for reacting to racist abuse

    The Italian forward was booked by referee Nicolas Rainville in the 74th minute having remonstrated with fans about the abuse. Balotelli complained that the home fans were mimicking 'monkey noises'to provoke him and abuse him.
    Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is Heavy on Promises, Light on Details

    Trump's Infrastructure Plan Is Heavy on Promises, Light on Details

    Peter DeFazio of OR , the top Democrat on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said in a Saturday radio address. First, backers would be eligible to apply for a share of the $100 billion incentive grants to states.
  • Amid Olympic thaw, Pence says allies united in isolating North Korea

    Amid Olympic thaw, Pence says allies united in isolating North Korea

    International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach called it "a very emotional moment", one that gave him "goosebumps". Indeed, it is the fear of a successful North Korean propaganda gambit that motivated the US vice president's attendance.
    Amit Shah clarifies government's 'lukewarm' attitude to Tripura

    Amit Shah clarifies government's 'lukewarm' attitude to Tripura

    He stated that in Tripura, birth anniversaries of Stalin & Lenin are celebrated but not of Tagore & Vivekanand. The ruling Left Front is in power for 25 years in Tripura.
    David Wagner: 'Victory against Bournemouth huge for Huddersfield Town'

    David Wagner: 'Victory against Bournemouth huge for Huddersfield Town'

    Huddersfield starting XI: Lossl, Hadergjonaj, Jorgensen, Schindler, Malone, Hogg, Pritchard, Ince, Mooy, van La Parra, Mounie. Every game should be treated as a cup final", Howe, whose side are four points ahead of Huddersfield , said.
  • Ritz in Riyadh Opens for Public

    Ritz in Riyadh Opens for Public

    Late last month the Saudi prosecutor general's office declared more than $128bn had been recovered. Most of the detainees were released following financial settlements with the government.
    Barcelona held by Getafe, Sevilla snatch a win

    Barcelona held by Getafe, Sevilla snatch a win

    Inconsistent in defense, Mina was a constant threat on set pieces in attack, almost scoring with a header in the second half. We can't be thinking about the absences of Barcelona and detracting from my team '.
    Australian government also hit with crypto mining malware

    Australian government also hit with crypto mining malware

    Manchester.gov.uk, NHSinform.scot, agriculture.gov.ie, Croydon.gov.uk, ouh.nhs.uk, legislation.qld.gov.au, the list goes on. Ther UK's National Cyber Security Centre said it was investigating the issue.

Comments

Latest news

Named biggest threat for vehicle Elon musk in space
So, based on the corrected numbers, the auto actually won't make it as far as the asteroid belt, as Musk claimed in his tweet . SHIFTING TARGETS: Tesla delivered 103,181 vehicles a year ago , up 35 percent over 2016 and ahead of its targets.

Padman Early Estimates: Holds Well On Day 3rd At The Box Office!
Now according to the early reports, the film has already crossed 35 crores mark at the box office in its opening weekend. They refused to have anything to do with it, arguing that such films threaten Islamic culture and history.

Come visit: South Korea's leader invited to North Korea
That said, these officials said that if the North Koreans had approached Pence with pleasantries, he would have responded in kind. It has only deepened over the years as the North closes in on the ability to field an arsenal of nukes that can hit USA cities.

US stocks swing back to gains, Dow up 330 on turbulent day
It could prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates at a faster pace, which would act as a brake on the economy. At the same time, higher interest rates can make investment alternatives to stocks, such as bonds, more attractive.

S. Korean president's approval rating stays high ahead of Winter Olympics
North Korea boycotted the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul and blew up a South Korean commercial airliner the year before. Just before the opening ceremony, Kim Yong Nam attended a dinner for visiting foreign dignitaries hosted by Moon.

Trump blocks release of memo
And the hypocrisy of this just kind of reaches out and grabs you by the throat. In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Mr.

Hebard scores 30 as No. 9 OR beats Washington 76-63
The game then soon went to the double- overtime at 87. "I was glad to see them come back on the beam", coach Tanya Chaplin said. An Oregon State turnover gave the Huskies the ball, and Dominic Green was fouled on a shot attempt with 10.1 seconds left.

Real Madrid star Ronaldo turns on fans jeering Benzema
Real , meanwhile, have struggled domestically this season and lie fourth, 17 points behind leaders Barcelona . But Zidane has all but ended the debate after claiming that Isco is going nowhere.

Lionel Messi: 'Manchester City can beat Barcelona to Champions League crown'
The winger's game time was expected to a casualty of Neymar's arrival, however, he has done well for himself securing 21 starts. What's more, he has made the most of his opportunities on the pitch, scoring 13 goals in 28 appearances in all competitions.

Devin Nunes wants to build a physical wall to block Democrats
Tom Rooney , R-Florida, when asked about the plan. "I'm all for transparency, but this whole exercise is transparently partisan". The president has until Saturday to decide his course of action on that counter memo. "I'm not part of that decision", Rep.

President Trump, Kim Jong Un lookalikes at Olympics 'want peace'
But North Korea's record on human rights and the growing threat from its nuclear weapons program appeared out of mind. It's still unclear whether Saturday's event could be used to set up bigger meetings between the Koreas.

American Jamie Anderson wins second consecutive Olympic slopestyle gold medal
Anderson was asked if she wanted to take a second run and opted to take a victory lap, winning with the score from her first run. Four years after she won gold in snowboard slopestyle's debut in the Games, Anderson claimed another here in Pyeongchang.

International Space Station could be privatized under Trump administration plan
As the Post notes, the station is no stranger to private industry; Boeing now operates it at a cost of $3 to $4 billion a year. He also argued that it would be "one of the dumbest things" to stop funding an asset with "serious usable life ahead".

BSE, NSE to stop trading of their indices on foreign bourses
Under the contract NSE needs to provide a notice period of six months to SGX to terminate the agreement. Issued hours after the markets closed for the day, it did not mention the SGX issue.

Ronaldo nets 3, Madrid routs Sociedad before PSG clash
A third goal seemed inevitable and came courtesy of a great strike from a wide-open Toni Kroos, who Vazquez picked out. The hat-trick is Ronaldo's 33rd in LaLiga. "Hopefully we can fight for every game in all competitions".

Other news