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Old 02-06-2018, 04:41 PM   #1
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Default Elon Musk does it again

Are US networks reporting this? The successful landing of the boosters was way cool.

We should cancel NASA (Never a Straight Answer) and turn the US space program over to Elon.

Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket launches successfully

By Jonathan Amos
BBC Science Correspondent

US entrepreneur Elon Musk has launched his new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The mammoth vehicle - the most powerful since the shuttle system - lifted clear of its pad without incident to soar high over the Atlantic Ocean.

It was billed as a risky test flight in advance of the lift-off.

The SpaceX CEO said the challenges of developing the new rocket meant the chances of a successful first outing might be only 50-50.

With this debut, the Falcon Heavy aims to become the most capable launch vehicle available.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42969020

Check out this photo as the two boosters successfully returned to earth and landed -- for reuse.
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:44 PM   #2
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Are US networks reporting this? The successful landing of the boosters was way cool.
Yes, they are, dumbass.

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We should cancel NASA (Never a Straight Answer) and turn the US space program over to Elon.
You did see that the video proves that the earth isn't flat. Another cherished belief of yours bites the dust.

Next up, Musk will prove that we landed on the Moon. Another bust for you.
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:52 PM   #3
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At this very moment, not far from our planet, a first-gen Tesla Roadster is flying through space on it's way to Mars with a dummy in a space suit at the wheel listening to David Bowie's "Space Oddity" on loop, and the words "Don't Panic" on the car's LCD screen.

Pretty cool
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:56 PM   #4
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In case you haven't heard, the next gen Roadster will also be a first:

0-60 in 1.9 secs

top speed: 250 mph

range on a single charge: 620 miles

Cost: don't ask.
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The CIA better get its bases on the Moon and on Mars moved, eh, der gaffo?
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Old 02-06-2018, 05:52 PM   #6
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In case you haven't heard, the next gen Roadster will also be a first:

0-60 in 1.9 secs

top speed: 250 mph

range on a single charge: 620 miles

Cost: don't ask.
Actually, Elon said the top speed is "over" 250 MPH (but wouldn't give specifics). Also, that 620-mile range is at highway speeds, i.e. 60 MPH. Base model starts at 200K, but considering the new Roadster can smoke most million-dollar supercars that looks like a bargain for those who can afford it.
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:38 PM   #7
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In case you haven't heard, the next gen Roadster will also be a first:

0-60 in 1.9 secs

top speed: 250 mph

range on a single charge: 620 miles

Cost: don't ask.
Better yet, you don't have to know how to pump gas to drive it.
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Old 02-15-2018, 05:41 AM   #8
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Why aren't you living in Russia?
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Nice of him to burn all that rocket fuel to save the earth.

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Shhh. He's actually posting something worthwhile.
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Modern day Howard Hughes.

Which begs the question: does Elon Musk store his pee in mason jars?
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Not directly Elon-related, but very interesting.

Sensor tech for commercial lithium-ion batteries finds they can be charged five times faster.

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However researchers in WMG at the University of Warwick have been developing a new range of methods of that allows direct, highly precise internal temperature and "per-electrode" status monitoring of Lithium-ion batteries of various formats and destination. These methods can be used during a battery's normal operation without impeding its performance and it has been tested on commercially available automotive-class batteries. The data acquired by such methods is much more precise than external sensing and the WMG have been able to ascertain that commercially available lithium batteries available today could be charged at least five times faster than the current recommended maximum rates of charge.
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Not directly Elon-related, but very interesting.

Sensor tech for commercial lithium-ion batteries finds they can be charged five times faster.



https://techxplore.com/news/2018-02-...batteries.html


Coming soon: 80% SOC in 10 minutes or less.
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Musk is on record today saying the Falcon Heavy is likely to fail now due to BOFA
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Not directly Elon-related, but very interesting.

Sensor tech for commercial lithium-ion batteries finds they can be charged five times faster.



https://techxplore.com/news/2018-02-...batteries.html


Coming soon: 80% SOC in 10 minutes or less.
If solid state doesn't pan out, this would be a great plan B.
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It looks like Musk is going off the deep end. Tesla is burning through cash and Space X has had so many rockets blow up they are starting to be more of a fireworks display then a space agency.

Tesla may not make it even with over 5 billion in govt subsidies. This is why subsidies to oil producers work out better, they actually go find oil and help the economy.
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:20 AM   #19
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It looks like Musk is going off the deep end. Tesla is burning through cash and Space X has had so many rockets blow up they are starting to be more of a fireworks display then a space agency.

Tesla may not make it even with over 5 billion in govt subsidies. This is why subsidies to oil producers work out better, they actually go find oil and help the economy.
A corporation taking government subsidies... no wonder he's given so much money to Republican candidates this cycle! You morons LOVE your corporate welfare.
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Tesla may not make it even with over 5 billion in govt subsidies. This is why subsidies to oil producers work out better, they actually go find oil and help the economy.
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Tesla produced ~5,000 model 3s a week in June. By September the company should approach 6,000 cars a week. That will mean profitability.

While other companies spend millions on advertising, Tesla invests in infrastructure.
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Tesla produced ~5,000 model 3s a week in June. By September the company should approach 6,000 cars a week. That will mean profitability.

While other companies spend millions on advertising, Tesla invests in infrastructure.
Tesla so desperate they are trying to call in cash back from suppliers. That is usually something that happens pre bankruptcy.
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Good thing the taxpayers have given Musk over 5 billion dollars so far. I'm sure it will pay off.
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TSLA still in business?

Rumor is M3 buyers cancelled their orders and pre-ordered Porsche Taycans instead.

Supposedly they can't even paint 1,000 cars a month and have a TON of half-finished cars sitting in a lot in CA.

Short that chit if you can.
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