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#4658302 - 02/06/18 06:13 PM Tesla Roadster actually Launched to Mars.. No kidd
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I guess we file this one in the What-You-Do-With-A-Billion$$ when you're subsidized by the U.S. taxpayers for a lot of it:



For real, a Tesla Roadster is on its way to Mars orbit.
I know they really aren't "allowed" to hit Mars with it since I'll bet they couldn't scrub it of Earth microbes like NASA's probes are.

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#4658306 - 02/06/18 06:17 PM Re: Tesla Roadster actually Launched to Mars.. No kidd [Re: oil_film_movies]
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#4658311 - 02/06/18 06:21 PM Re: Tesla Roadster actually Launched to Mars.. No kidd [Re: oil_film_movies]
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About the Roadster's orbit: Its going into an oscillatory hybrid orbit of Mars and Earth, going in an out of the gravity well of each planet.
In the next few months, cameras from the car will show us Mars (5 to 7 months from now). And then it will swing back to Earth again.

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#4658315 - 02/06/18 06:27 PM Re: Tesla Roadster actually Launched to Mars.. No kidd [Re: oil_film_movies]
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Tesla Roadster doing a flyby of Mars in the later part of this animation video.
I think its actually closer to Mars in the fantasy video than what the real car will do, due to the hybrid gravity well orbit.


Edited by oil_film_movies (02/06/18 06:28 PM)

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#4658316 - 02/06/18 06:27 PM Re: Tesla Roadster actually Launched to Mars.. No kidd [Re: oil_film_movies]
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What do you think an Alien manned spacecraft will think of this?
I think they will realize that our planet is a bit nuts and keep going.
Or they will ramp up the invasion force?
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#4658319 - 02/06/18 06:28 PM Re: Tesla Roadster actually Launched to Mars.. No kidd [Re: oil_film_movies]
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LOL - sad how most people believe this CGI fraud. #FakeX

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#4658321 - 02/06/18 06:30 PM Re: Tesla Roadster actually Launched to Mars.. No kidd [Re: AndyinAL]
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Originally Posted By: AndyinAL
LOL - sad how most people believe this CGI fraud. #FakeX

Did you just watch the movie "Capricorn One"? Thought so.

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#4658325 - 02/06/18 06:38 PM Re: Tesla Roadster actually Launched to Mars.. No kidd [Re: oil_film_movies]
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The middle booster of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket failed to land on its drone ship. It destroyed a couple of engines on the drone sea ship landing zone!

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#4658328 - 02/06/18 06:41 PM Re: Tesla Roadster actually Launched to Mars.. No kidd [Re: oil_film_movies]
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They didn't play Rocket Man due to copyright...
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#4658331 - 02/06/18 06:42 PM Re: Tesla Roadster actually Launched to Mars.. No kidd [Re: Vern_in_IL]
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Originally Posted By: Vern_in_IL
They didn't play Rocket Man due to copyright...
Maybe not the song, but the inflight movie was:

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#4658335 - 02/06/18 06:46 PM Re: Tesla Roadster actually Launched to Mars.. No kidd [Re: Vern_in_IL]
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Originally Posted By: Vern_in_IL
They didn't play Rocket Man due to copyright...

the plan was never for Rocket Man.
it was supposed to be Bowie's Space Oddity playing over the car's stereo.




Musk also had them put "DON'T PANIC" on the car's central display.



Edited by earlyre (02/06/18 06:51 PM)
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#4658343 - 02/06/18 06:52 PM Re: Tesla Roadster actually Launched to Mars.. No kidd [Re: AndyinAL]
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Originally Posted By: AndyinAL
LOL - sad how most people believe this CGI fraud. #FakeX

Live video of AndyinAL's "fake" Tesla in space:

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#4658352 - 02/06/18 07:00 PM Re: Tesla Roadster actually Launched to Mars.. No kidd [Re: oil_film_movies]
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The NY Times Article I read stated that it was going to be placed on an elliptical orbit of the sun for one hundred million years. Not Mars, but it depends if the final stage works properly. I believe there is a six hour delay from lunch until the 3rd stage......Major Tom!

Space is commercialized. I know google has satellites, but nothing that's left earth's orbit, that I know of. This is a monumental achievement for a recyclable rocket boosters. Now we don't need Uncle Putin's rockets. The Russians build awesome helicopters and rockets. The USA didn't get all the Nazi Rocket Scientists (Paper Clip).




Respectfully,

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#4658359 - 02/06/18 07:07 PM Re: Tesla Roadster actually Launched to Mars.. No kidd [Re: Pajero]
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Originally Posted By: Pajero
The articles I read stated that it was going on elliptical orbit of the sun. Not Mars, but it depends if the final stage works properly. I believe there is a six hour delay from lunch until the 3rd stage......Major Tom!

You're right. I think the close passes (intentional) to Earth and Mars will cause the path to get curvaceous near the masses, yet its really a Sun orbit.
Much of the test this is centers around how accurately they can place the Tesla in the orbit. The speed and direction need to be precise to do it right.
Note there are no TCMs (trajectory control maneuver) rockets on the Tesla to correct it.
We always did TCM blasts to precisely hit Mars when I worked on probes years back.

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#4658420 - 02/06/18 08:06 PM Re: Tesla Roadster actually Launched to Mars.. No kidd [Re: oil_film_movies]
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I wonder if Musk couldn't have put something of more scientific use up there? I'd assume NASA or the ESA could whip up a cheap heavy tech 3000+lb telescope to take pictures or something as it traveled around.
Anyways, its good that whole thing worked pretty well. Little steps like this are necessary to get us into a spacefaring species.
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