Falcon Heavy Test Flight

  • Published on Feb 6, 2018
  • Following its first test launch, Falcon Heavy is now the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)---a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel--Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost. Falcon Heavy draws upon the proven heritage and reliability of Falcon 9.
    Its first stage is composed of three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores whose 27 Merlin engines together generate more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff, equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft. Only the Saturn V moon rocket, last flown in 1973, delivered more payload to orbit. Falcon Heavy was designed from the outset to carry humans into space and restores the possibility of flying missions with crew to the Moon or Mars.
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  • 644 Unschool
    644 Unschool 16 minutes ago

    16000 km/hr translates to 4.44444444km/sec. why is the altimeter not adjusting correctly then?

  • YangGuici
    YangGuici 3 hours ago

    i see how ET land on the earth

  • Bo McGillacutty
    Bo McGillacutty 10 hours ago

    What sort of anti-prosperity fools voted this down?

  • edem thecreator
    edem thecreator 10 hours ago

    I'm so thankfull that SpaceX cears about going forward!

  • Dwight K. Schrute
    Dwight K. Schrute 13 hours ago +1

    13k people think the Earth is flat. That's 3% of the people who watched this video. It seems that the more advanced we become the more idiots show their true colors.

  • The Vicious Chicken of Bristol

    Don't panic.

  • Astrobum
    Astrobum 15 hours ago

    The only video that is better than porn.

  • aquadoggo
    aquadoggo 18 hours ago

    2:42, how to make toast

  • Goreuncle
    Goreuncle 22 hours ago

    Had to mute the video, can't stand 30+ minutes of mindless shrieking.
    As for the FH, it kicked ass. The freaking sync landing was something special.

  • René L
    René L 23 hours ago

    Those side boosters landing was majestic af


    Humans may dream of traveling to Mars, but our bodies aren’t built for it
    The barrier is human biology. Even a short, sortie mission to Mars and back would be extremely hazardous to human health. A Mars colony is out of the question. Living long-term on its surface is beyond the capacity of our bodies to survive.
    NASA doesn’t talk about this much. Starry-eyed with space enthusiasm, most science reporters haven’t covered this aspect of the story either.
    The worst monsters in the moat between the Earth and Mars are Galactic Cosmic Rays, or GCRs, which are particles flung across space by exploding stars. The most destructive of these particles are iron nuclei traveling at close to the speed of light and carrying the energy of a major league fastball.
    A 2014 National Academy of Sciences report ... listed nine health risks for a Mars mission that are at an unacceptable level.
    Astronauts already encounter GCR particles, seeing telltale flashes of light when they pass through their optic nerves. These radiation doses are tolerable during short stays on the International Space Station, which is partially sheltered from GCRs by the nearby Earth. On a long mission away from Earth, however, shielding humans from GCRs is practically impossible. Cancer and other medical risks rise to unacceptable levels.
    Pure physics rules out shielding. The most effective element to stop GCRs is hydrogen, making water an ideal shielding material. Indeed, water in our atmosphere protects us on Earth. But it takes two meters of water to filter out about half the radiation, and a cubic meter of water weighs 2,205 pounds. Carrying enough water to insulate a spacecraft is far beyond current capabilities.
    On Earth, GCR radiation exists only in particle accelerators, making its health impact difficult to study. Twenty years ago, a National Research Council report called for an aggressive program to understand the problem and find countermeasures. That never happened.
    Several years ago, Dr. Frank Cucinotta, then head of radiation health at NASA, highlighted the GCR problem. His estimates showed that the risk of cancer was greater even than that of a spaceflight accident. He said his superiors resisted his message with such severe negativity that he left the agency. A NASA official denied Cucinotta was forced out.
    Cucinotta’s point of view was vindicated, however, by the findings of a 2014 National Academy of Sciences report. It listed nine health risks for a Mars mission that are at an unacceptable level and six more for which the severity is unknown. Issues include heart damage from radiation, food and medicine stability, and astronauts’ psychological health.
    With subsequent research, the radiation concerns have only grown. Scientists at UC Irvine, with Cucinotta (now at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas), reported last year that mice exposed to GCR particles at levels similar to those in outer space sustained brain damage and cognitive losses even without causing cancer. Some of those in NASA who initially disagreed with Cucinotta increasingly see the cognitive issues as a critical problem.
    Doctor-astronauts working on the International Space Station in 2009 also discovered that living in weightlessness can damage the optic nerve. In the absence of gravity, cerebral-spinal fluid stops circulating. On voyages of more than a year, that could lead to blindness or contribute to dementia.
    The simplest solution would be to travel faster so the ravages of space have less time to do damage. Space propulsion would need a giant technical leap to make a Mars round-trip in a safe period of about 150 days rather than NASA’s current estimates of more than a year.
    But even if you could get humans to Mars quickly enough, staying is a problem. With the scant Martian atmosphere, human beings would have to live underground for long-term radiation protection, a daunting challenge and an unappealing prospect.

  • bushwhack12
    bushwhack12 Day ago +1

    Congratulations Elon Musk and the Space X team!!!

  • Fajar Sophian
    Fajar Sophian Day ago

    i knew there elon and he fav car inside that rocket

  • Swaggy Swag
    Swaggy Swag Day ago

    *When you play too much KSP and have a lot of money*

  • Luis Torres
    Luis Torres 2 days ago

    If you put the video at T minus 0:48 minutes and play Life on Mars, the chorus will play when the rocket lifts off.

  • David L
    David L 2 days ago

    Please take a look at 30:53 when they appear to lose signal, you can tell they are lying and being awkward and you can see the live feed still playing behind them on the far right of the screen... all the way to when to smoke clears. Does that seem authentic to you? Just want people to open their eyes and minds. Here's why they intentionally cut the feed. tvclip.biz/video/nnMRXRlx8JM/video.html

    • AutogolazzoJr
      AutogolazzoJr 21 hour ago

      Bro, the feed cuts all the time during the landing. The landing isn't faked, as many people have filmed it themselves.

  • David L
    David L 2 days ago

    please compare 3:18 to 30:28 and explain to me how the outer rockets were painted black on the lower third mid flight? I want to believe, but they appear to be very different rockets. Please take a quick 5 second look for yourself.

    • AutogolazzoJr
      AutogolazzoJr 21 hour ago +1

      Covered with soot and burned

    • victor m
      victor m 2 days ago

      Lol, they are not painted, it's just the opposite...the beautiful white paint from the start, has burned..:). Google it for images, technical details, reentry in atmosphere...bla bla etc etc.

  • David L
    David L 2 days ago

    the amplified audience makes it seem like a 1980's episode of wheel of fortune. I really wish I was naive enough to believe this as it would be cool, but everything about this seems so weird.

  • ptthunder
    ptthunder 2 days ago

    Elon is THE man. Not just for the States, but for the world. We need to help him in any way each of us can. )

  • Chaos Studios
    Chaos Studios 2 days ago +1

    I love how it says test flight and yet it could have been a business launch and it would have been incredible also.

    • How Does it Really Work
      How Does it Really Work 2 days ago

      They got burned doing that with Falcon-1. Then they were putting satellites on a brand new rocket design from the very first launch. It kept failing for the first three launches. Each time somebody's satellite, (or even four satellites at once, in the third launch) got blown up. Not a good feeling for anyone involved.

  • Bert Rich
    Bert Rich 2 days ago +1

    Watching this months later - it feels like on a scale of the first Warp flight of Zefram Cochrane. Just waiting for the Vulcans now

  • Jonathan Torres
    Jonathan Torres 3 days ago +3

    Am I the only one who cried a little bit when saw this for the first time?

  • Isaac's AMD Gaming
    Isaac's AMD Gaming 4 days ago +1

    After high school I am going to tech school for avionics and hope to eventually work for SpaceX :D

    • DaMonstah
      DaMonstah Day ago

      Isaac's AMD Gaming good luck!

  • Bossmoney84
    Bossmoney84 4 days ago

    What if someone hid in the trunk ? LOL i know it would be impossible but..in all seriousness this will never get old to watch. History in the making our future heavy lifter for future manned missions. Excellent!

  • Alon Alkalai
    Alon Alkalai 5 days ago +1

    Elon Musk, the modern day Zefram Cochrane. You mark my words...

  • Don Davis
    Don Davis 5 days ago

    How come we don't ever see other satellites up there when we do these launch missions I don't get it

    • How Does it Really Work
      How Does it Really Work Day ago

      This is all largely true, but there are exceptions. If you google images for "Astra satellite constellation" you will see 5 geostationary satellites flying relatively close together, such that the same narrow beam dish antenna on the ground is able to receive the signals from all of these satellites. If you point the camera in the right direction at the right time and set the exposure right, they can be photographed with an ordinary digital camera.

    • Skaianet
      Skaianet Day ago +1

      Satellites are small, move very fast and are purposely spaced very far apart.

    • القحطاني 2018
      القحطاني 2018 4 days ago +1

      Satellites are very small, they are the size of a small car

  • viral duniya
    viral duniya 5 days ago

    Super human Elon musk 😍😍😍

  • Pyrus Rex
    Pyrus Rex 5 days ago

    OK, I just have to say it. The lady doing the landing announcements is just gorgeous. If you ever need a date..........you can always ride on my rocket

  • ray lee
    ray lee 5 days ago +1

    Truly truly awesome! I used to watch Thunderbirds as a kid and was blown away by it, now I'm lucky enough to watch Thunderbirds in reality. Thank you SpaceX!! Thank you. Fly those Heavy F**king Falcons and take humans Interplanetary!! Then Interstellar..........Then.................if you can think it.......it can be done!

  • Jan Lawniczak
    Jan Lawniczak 6 days ago +1


  • DigiDavidex Esperimenti

    Al minuto 22:00 parte, e al minuto 30:00 ti fa vedere che Musk ha la minchia tanta hahahaha Ovviamente quello è il razzo che ha portato la sua tesla vicino all'orbita di Marte solo per far vedere che ce l'ha grosso HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Adam Mackenzie
    Adam Mackenzie 6 days ago +2

    100% Stem grads! Not a feminist "studies" grad within 200 miles of that facility.

    • Adam Mackenzie
      Adam Mackenzie 5 days ago

      Dwight K. Schrute No, unfortunately not, but I am scientifically literate. I work for Toyota in vehicle performance Q.C.

    • Dwight K. Schrute
      Dwight K. Schrute 5 days ago

      Adam Mackenzie As a stem major, I can't wait to do something like this. You a stem major?

  • NewfieParamedic
    NewfieParamedic 6 days ago +1

    Somebody answer this for me, is the car free floating in space or is it attached to a cradle with a booster attached?

    • NewfieParamedic
      NewfieParamedic 6 days ago +1

      thank you

    • How Does it Really Work
      How Does it Really Work 6 days ago +1

      The car is attached as shown in the "Falcon Heavy Animation" video on SpaceX channel. But unlike it is shown in the animation, the car remains attached to the cradle and the booster. There is no release mechanism. The cameras are mounted to the cradle, and powered from the rocket. In the live stream, in addition to the three camera angles showing the car, there were additional views from the cameras looking at the rocket engine, and from inside of the liquid oxygen tank.

  • Kibeom Kim
    Kibeom Kim 6 days ago

    Everyone, the main event occurs at 22:59.

  • sgauntt
    sgauntt 6 days ago +2

    Still gives me chills.

  • Mánuel Kiatoko
    Mánuel Kiatoko 7 days ago +2

    "Space X Falcon Heavy go for launch", "Falcon Heavy is configured for flight" chills! never gets old.

  • Steven Wells
    Steven Wells 7 days ago +1

    6 months later, having watched this maybe 20 times, and I can finally get through it without excessive ocular moisture generation and accumulation.

  • KeiTho
    KeiTho 7 days ago

    Have watched this a number of times - incredibly exciting, historic and a tremendous tribute to Elon and the company for the vision, persistence and brilliance to carry this off.

  • Royally Pained
    Royally Pained 7 days ago +2

    I'm so glad I could watch this live on my birthday

  • Soundmario
    Soundmario 7 days ago +1

    Any witnesses saw landing Falcon back?

    • How Does it Really Work
      How Does it Really Work 6 days ago

      The trailing booster does everything exactly like the leading one, but with a two second delay. When the boosters are at a higher altitude and travel with supersonic speed, two seconds means that the trailing booster is half a mile behind. But just before the touchdown they are moving very slowly -- the two second difference now becomes barely visible. If you look at the dust on the landing pad, you can still see that the closer to the camera booster whips the dust on the ground two seconds before the one in the background.
      There is an amateur video that shows the landing exceptionally clearly. Google: _"SpaceX Falcon Heavy Landing + Sonic Boom!"_ It is shot by somebody from the vicinity of the ULA launchpad -- the main competitors of SpaceX.
      It is claimed that there were approximately half a million of spectators at the Falcon Heavy launch (100,000 tourists + residents). Office of Tourism publishes this kind of statistics. They also say that the last launch of Space Shuttle brought half a million of just the tourists to the coast. They hope that the resumption of the manned flights will get people excited again to visit Florida and see the launches.

    • Broccoli_32
      Broccoli_32 6 days ago +2

      Soundmario they don’t come down simultaneously, one is much lower than the other but when the landing burns start they both slow to roughly the same speed, look at the two cameras on the bottom left and you’ll see the side booster well below the other.

    • Soundmario
      Soundmario 6 days ago +1

      how come in official video they land simultaneously, and on few others videos from people - separate?

    • Broccoli_32
      Broccoli_32 7 days ago +2

      Soundmario several thousand.

  • Aerohk
    Aerohk 7 days ago +2

    If an alien race visits Earth and asks what's the proudest achievement of humanity, just show this video. Enough said.

  • евгений адамович

    как они автомобиль на высоте 115 километров выкинули из ракеты, он же неизбежно упадет назад??

  • -Gambit
    -Gambit 8 days ago +2

    One of the best moments of my life watching the future...

  • Jimmy Freemantle
    Jimmy Freemantle 8 days ago

    I think I have now watched this 20-30 times. Stunning advancement of reusability which spacex were already the only current player on the launch market. Finally a heavy lift vehicle with reusable first stage . Indeed they could have gone the safe route and used 2 new boosters but went for 2 previously flown ones. I actually liked the way the whole thing was broadcast and the spacex crew cheering on their latest quantum leap success. I only have one criticism which is that the two presenters white washed the fact that the centre core was destroyed, and I think that gives material to the flat earhters and those who want to debunk this as propaganda. I just wish I had seen it live. I'll be watching the BFR launch when it comes into being, hopefully Elon will one-up himself and launch a Tesla truck into solar orbit this time..

  • Sim Rybak
    Sim Rybak 8 days ago

    why they newer install camera facing forward??? why never forward view?

    • Skaianet
      Skaianet Day ago

      Sim Rybak
      You’d be staring at the blackness of space. It’s not as interesting as it sounds.
      Especially when you’re in the sun and can’t see any stars.

  • Luis Diaz
    Luis Diaz 8 days ago

    0:22 thought he said space x fucking heavy ready for launch LOL

    MICHAEL DAVIS 8 days ago

    The total cost of the actual 30-year service life of the shuttle program through 2011, adjusted for inflation, was $196 billion. The exact breakdown into non-recurring and recurring costs is not available, but, according to NASA, the average cost to launch a Space Shuttle as of 2011 was about $450 million per mission. JUST THINK OF ALL THE STARVING CHILDREN YOU COULD HAVE FED WITH THIS WASTE OF MONEY.

    • Skaianet
      Skaianet Day ago

      The Sunk Cost fallacy is generally the reason why many rocket programs are so prohibitively expensive. SpaceX on the other hand is very willing to drop something if it doesn’t work.
      It’s because of this method they’ve been able to save a lot more money than the government long term. Though they do spend more short term.

      MICHAEL DAVIS Day ago

      That figures Skaianet.

    • Skaianet
      Skaianet Day ago

      The Shuttle was such a tremendous example of the Sunk cost fallacy.
      They never worked as initially pitched and ended needing to almost be completely rebuilt after each flight. Congress would not allow for updates to the design because it “worked” so after a while it became far more expensive than it ever set out to be.

      MICHAEL DAVIS 5 days ago

      To Fred Cink. I mean Fink. I have fed a few and some adults too throughout my life! Wrong answer. You are insensitive to people. My computer didn't cost millions and billions. You have to have a car to work and get food dumb dumb. Sell my house and I'll be homeless. I have talked to many depressed people and have given them hope for your information. You have got to be the most senseless Liberal! You have stars in your eyes like NASA. Mars is half the size of Earth and it has a canyon that 2000 miles. That makes 2000 mi. of wasted space making it smaller, plus it's to far away. I like Elon Musk but he needs to keep fixing this Earth since he has a brilliant mind.

    • Fred Cink
      Fred Cink 6 days ago

      How many starving children have YOU fed??? For the cost of your computer and the time you spent making your comment you could have fed dozens and dozens. Sell your house and your car and you could feed THOUSANDS!Get all of your brain dead buddies to do the same.

  • Michel Camargue
    Michel Camargue 8 days ago

    The best !

  • Jemuel Mongado
    Jemuel Mongado 8 days ago

    Don't worry guys, humanity's future is in good hands. You can tell that from this crowd's cheer.

  • billinct860
    billinct860 9 days ago +1

    Proof capitalism works. No other system would allow for private success on this scale. SpaceX has raised the bar for future development to follow. The most important goal is making space affordable... especially to other businesses in this field.

  • smokestream888
    smokestream888 9 days ago +1

    21:36 Space X F***ing Heavy

  • David Sorell
    David Sorell 9 days ago +4

    13K dislikes= Flat Earthers

  • Wesley Mann
    Wesley Mann 9 days ago

    Eu vi ao vivo essa lenda!

  • Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 9 days ago +1

    The biggest show I have ever seen. Brings space to earth.

  • Fábio Corniani
    Fábio Corniani 10 days ago +1

    I am flying to my fate
    into the depth of the space
    with a heavy burden, fly away
    like a falcon with his prey
    Destined to fly, to reach to mars
    In the shoulders of giants
    I'm standing to find
    that dreams don't die
    dreams won't die
    Rushing into the unknown
    a red roadster to a red dot goes
    But In the void, there still glows
    the dreams of the Blues grows
    Destined to fly, to reach to mars
    In the shoulders of giants
    I'm standing to find
    that dreams don't die
    dreams won't die
    "I'm dreaming with a future that is inspiring an appealing, being out there among the stars,
    a multiplanetary species. I'm not trying to be a savior, I'm just thinking about our fate and I don’t want to be sad about it". Elon Musk
    Destined to fly, to reach to mars
    In the shoulders of giants
    I'm standing to find
    that dreams don't die
    dreams won't die

    • Fábio Corniani
      Fábio Corniani 5 days ago

      Thanks, is a song that I wrote inspired by Elon's actions. Sorry for any mistake, I'm trying to learn this beautiful language, but self-learning is hard at my age.

    • Dwight K. Schrute
      Dwight K. Schrute 9 days ago

      Fábio Corniani Nice, who wrote it?

    《REÐJIVE》 11 days ago

    R.I.P all SpaceX employees who were fired because they said that something was impossible :p

  • Александр Викторович

    А у нас скрепы!!! Поп освятил ракету, она всё равно ёбнулась! Как то так)))

  • silverstacker21
    silverstacker21 12 days ago +2

    wow its already been over six months since the launch. Time flew by so fast

  • Bill Dan
    Bill Dan 12 days ago +2

    Want to see what it is like to achieve something great? The alternative view is of the Space-X command center. Center first row is CEO Gwynne Shotwell. Watch her reactions when the second stage fires, and when the side boosters land. No, they weren't sure it would work. Go to 37:00 and watch the blonde in the front row.

  • Jesse Adair
    Jesse Adair 12 days ago +2

    Is there life on Mars?

    Not yet!

  • brian blobber
    brian blobber 12 days ago +5

    6 months later and I still cry a little everytime I watch those two boosters land at the same time. Well done Elon, thanks for shining some light into the future

  • Astro Not
    Astro Not 12 days ago

    All that effort for something that didn't go into space. Nice.

  • multiplexed
    multiplexed 12 days ago +1

    07 AUG 2018
    But where is this vehicle? The current location is 93,165,127 miles (149,934,785 km, 1.002 AU) from Earth, moving away from Earth at a speed of 41,097 mi/h (66,139 km/h, 18.37 km/s).
    The car is 84,653,902 miles (136,237,292 km, 0.911 AU) from Mars, moving away from the planet at a speed of 19,468 mi/h (31,331 km/h, 8.70 km/s).
    The car is 143,736,939 miles (231,322,252 km, 1.546 AU) from the Sun, moving away from the star at a speed of 9,650 mi/h (15,530 km/h, 4.31 km/s).
    Six months later and it's still exciting.

  • AortaPlatinum
    AortaPlatinum 12 days ago +1

    25:43 for the greatest mini music video of all time

  • FranklinBurns
    FranklinBurns 12 days ago

    Awesome, I could do without the crowd noise but still amazing

  • Christopher Cassidy
    Christopher Cassidy 13 days ago

    Michael Hammersley

    • PauLambert TL40x5
      PauLambert TL40x5 8 days ago

      Christopher Cassidy Oh wow a Michael Fan! I just see people loving John Insprucker. 😂

  • Pablo M Rondina
    Pablo M Rondina 13 days ago

    Happy 6 month anniversary, Falcon Heavy

  • Eternal Damnation
    Eternal Damnation 13 days ago

    a million cucks here in the comments.

  • Arista FN
    Arista FN 13 days ago

    What was released 4/6 poles under the rocket before it was launched? Is this a type of liquid nitrogen?
    22:02 the liquid increases

    • fi5mvKsW3M
      fi5mvKsW3M 8 days ago +1

      Arista FN - It's a water deluge system. It reduces the stress/damage on the launch pad and the acoustic vibrations from the roaring engines.

  • altfactor
    altfactor 14 days ago

    The Russian N-1, never test-flown successfully, was the equal of the Saturn V in thrust, with 30 first-stage engines each delivering 250,000 pounds of thrust (for a total of 7,500,000 pounds).

  • Paul Ivory.M
    Paul Ivory.M 14 days ago +2


  • Robert Douglas
    Robert Douglas 14 days ago

    that was majestic way to go space x

  • Cangurus Cat`s
    Cangurus Cat`s 14 days ago


  • pedrorehm
    pedrorehm 15 days ago +4

    On that day, I felt my heart exploding inside my chest. Delay over delay rushed my blood pressure higher each hour.
    Too strong winds in the upper atmosphere were endangering the test flight. I wasn't believing anymore in a sccessful flight.
    But then, 20 minutes before the launch window was about close, the rocket lifted. And what a lift it was.
    I had to remind myself to breathe meanwhile watching it rise majestically into the skies. The booster separation, fairing separation and booster landing drove me into disbelief.
    As an ongoing engineer I know how impossible it is, to achieve that in actual practice.
    Thank you Elon, for this exciting new era!
    See you again when it's time to test the Big Falcon Rocket

  • lindinha abreu
    lindinha abreu 15 days ago


  • Exade
    Exade 15 days ago

    34:01, can anyone explain me what the fuck is that ?

    • How Does it Really Work
      How Does it Really Work 8 days ago

      The beginning of the short clip _"Falcon Heavy & Starman"_ (from SpaceX) shows the car being packed into the nosecone of the rocket. That's what it is.

    • Isak51
      Isak51 14 days ago +1

      Its a replay of the separation, can be seen at 25:46

    • Rounak Mahato
      Rounak Mahato 14 days ago

      Exade That was the payload for this mission. This car will continue to orbit the sun for billions of years if not hit by any space rock

  • Audio Codex
    Audio Codex 15 days ago

    This is going to be historical footage.

  • Stars Atlas
    Stars Atlas 15 days ago

    Always feel a shame that I wasn't there in 60's to witness the Apollo history but I'm so thankful that I am in this decade to be a part of Xspace legend. I literarily am cheering in tears with the crowd in this video when that monster rocket took off to the sky.

  • Unknown
    Unknown 15 days ago +1

    I like how John Insprucker starts to chuckle then coughs lol

  • Dennise Medeiros
    Dennise Medeiros 16 days ago +2

    I get emotional every time i watch this video...

    • Julime
      Julime 12 days ago

      same here :)

  • Sugar
    Sugar 16 days ago

    I can't help myself but to be amazed. This is awesome!!! It reawakens my dream

  • TOM
    TOM 16 days ago +1


  • James Shanks
    James Shanks 16 days ago

    To Elon Musk,
    I was thinking how we could keep the video going on board the two ships used for landing at sea.
    A cable floating on the surface of the ocean to a small boat say roughly a 50 footer trailing the landing barge by as an estimate 1000 feet from the ship with antennae on board for video and sound. After a successful landing it's simply winched in the the barge and is attached by a couple of steel lines to trail the barge when the tugboats show up to bring her into port.
    Just a thought and it might save you having to replace the antennae for the next flight.
    Hope this idea doesn't sound too wacky.


    • AutogolazzoJr
      AutogolazzoJr 20 hours ago

      I feel like the small boat will vibrate like crazy and possible capsize due to the rocket vibrations.

  • Asim Odeh
    Asim Odeh 17 days ago

    30:36 “we lost the center core”

  • Locos PPG
    Locos PPG 17 days ago

    Czego oni tak wyją?

  • jet li
    jet li 17 days ago

    I get goose bumps from liftoff, to Starman, to the 2 boosters landing! Good luck Boeing, Bezos, all the other guys trying Elon's shoes on. Except they don't fit!

  • Two stroke life 250
    Two stroke life 250 18 days ago

    Did some rich guy seriously put a car in space

    • Taras Shevchenko
      Taras Shevchenko 16 days ago +2

      Gets a lot more public interest than "Did some rich guy put a block of concrete in space".

  • Alan Rodriguez
    Alan Rodriguez 18 days ago

    I still get sad about the center core😢🤮

  • Anver Larson
    Anver Larson 18 days ago

    I cry every single time I watch this.

  • hennessy baguio
    hennessy baguio 18 days ago +1

    Space X is way better than NASA they waste Rockets

  • Леонардо мартини

    13000 Flath earthers disliked

  • Igotnogod
    Igotnogod 19 days ago

    Thats cool that they posted this with the corrected booster shots. during the live stream they accidentally doubled only one of the booster shots.

  • personne vivante
    personne vivante 20 days ago

    21:35 "SpaceX *fucking* heavy, go for launch. *Applause* Falcon heavy is configured for flight"

    МОЛОТ 20 days ago

    31:58 WTF is that?

  • ScreamO
    ScreamO 20 days ago

    Amazing human creation.

  • pu kai
    pu kai 20 days ago

    I think aliens are actually our future children. Because of you, you are the hope of the children, so they will definitely help you. The bad guys don’t want you to succeed, so they will create trouble for you, hold on, and pay attention to safety.

  • Stephen
    Stephen 20 days ago +1

    5 months later and i'm still praying for center core

    • Broccoli_32
      Broccoli_32 15 days ago

      Stephen lol, hopefully next one makes it.