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A Tesla Roadster is Launched to Mars, and a New Space Age Begins
americanthinker.com ^ | 2/7/2018 | Andrew Thomas

Posted on 02/07/2018 10:04:13 AM PST by rktman

Elon Musk is the world’s greatest showman. His Tesla Roadster and a dummy astronaut blasts off on a super-giant rocket called Falcon Heavy, headed for Mars orbit with David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” blaring on the car radio. The astronaut is dubbed “Starman”, after another Bowie song. The words “Don’t Panic!” are on the dashboard.

Musk said that it took his team over three years to develop the space suit, because it not only had to be functional, it had to “look good”. To Musk, the spectacle is as important as the accomplishment. He understands that to be truly successful, you not only need to produce successful results, you need to excite people’s imaginations.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: 1moretime; aerospace; automotive; mars; spacex; tesla
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I kinda figured someone would have the Vette clip from "Heavy Metal". It's at the end of the piece. Gotta think Musk took some of the idea from the movie. Guy in suit in a roadster in space. Someone on his team saw Heavy Metal. As for deaths around the space program, I knew 4 suicides myself while there.
1 posted on 02/07/2018 10:04:13 AM PST by rktman
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You’re reading my mind ,, should have been a 62 Vette ....


2 posted on 02/07/2018 10:06:31 AM PST by Neidermeyer (Show me a peaceful Muslim and I will show you a heretic to the Koran.)
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LOL! Yeah, should have but.................


3 posted on 02/07/2018 10:08:30 AM PST by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Neidermeyer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_KXgFpguE0


4 posted on 02/07/2018 10:10:25 AM PST by Neidermeyer (Show me a peaceful Muslim and I will show you a heretic to the Koran.)
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Wasting a classic corvette would’ve been a crime. At least it was a car no one will miss...


5 posted on 02/07/2018 10:11:42 AM PST by Smittie (Just like an alien I'm a stranger in a strange land)
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I think I heard they’re looking for some headers and a dual quad manifold for the tesla. ;-)


6 posted on 02/07/2018 10:14:25 AM PST by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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Did anyone think to send Matt Damon some more potatoes in the trunk?


7 posted on 02/07/2018 10:16:14 AM PST by blackdog
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I would love to be able to see the faces (?) of space aliens when they run into that.


8 posted on 02/07/2018 10:23:07 AM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Smittie

Send a 70s Ford Cortina.


9 posted on 02/07/2018 10:26:51 AM PST by wally_bert (I didn't get where I am today by selling ice cream tasting of bookends, pumice stone & West Germany)
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To: Duchess47

Alien ship captain: WTF???..................


10 posted on 02/07/2018 10:28:11 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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That was something to see those two booster rockets landing side by side at the same time. Wow!

Too bad about the middle booster.


11 posted on 02/07/2018 10:31:21 AM PST by Drawsing (Fools show their annoyance at once, the prudent man overlooks an insult. Proverbs 12:16)
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LOL, yep or “those people are crazy”


12 posted on 02/07/2018 10:31:43 AM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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That photo from space with the red Tesla and “driver” orbiting in front of Earth was truly amazing. Wonder what the first NASA engineers thought when they saw that epic picture, as well as the incredibly perfect landing of the two side booster rockets returning to their launch pads after flawlessly accomplishing the launch? If we had real reporters, someone would have set up such an interview.


13 posted on 02/07/2018 10:32:37 AM PST by txrefugee
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Musk has a lot of fun doing what he does. He’s a kid in a sandbox totally immersed in having fun building his castles.


14 posted on 02/07/2018 10:35:34 AM PST by aquila48
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To: wally_bert

Or the ultimate space weapon - A Ford Pinto flying backwards, the feared Pinto Torpedo.


15 posted on 02/07/2018 10:38:12 AM PST by HombreSecreto (They never thought that she would lose - God had other plans)
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🤔🚀. Thinkin'' a lot of the "first NASA engineers" are already "up there". So, probably no comments. But they're probably liking it. We worked on some fly back booster tech years ago so watching them land sci-if like was purty durn cool.🇺🇸
16 posted on 02/07/2018 10:39:44 AM PST by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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Meanwhile over at NASA they are in a deep funk....they wanted to put a Pontiac Aztek into orbit.
But you know what this means?

America can do it, what would Russia or China have done?

Oh yeah right, Russia now wants to put a Zil limousine into space, China a giant stuffed Panda.


17 posted on 02/07/2018 10:41:09 AM PST by Daniel Ramsey (Thank YOU President Trump, finally we can do what America does best, to be the best)
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To: HombreSecreto

I’d say a Chevy Nova.


18 posted on 02/07/2018 10:41:20 AM PST by wally_bert (I didn't get where I am today by selling ice cream tasting of bookends, pumice stone & West Germany)
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To: rktman

Tesla has never made a profit selling autos. All govt. subsidized with our money. Nothing but a con man in my book.
F Musk and his electric cars.


19 posted on 02/07/2018 10:41:56 AM PST by Palio di Siena
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Sure a lot of folks working at the "giga factory" out east of Reno. Truck loads of gigs arrive daily. 🍿🍻🇺🇸😹
20 posted on 02/07/2018 10:46:30 AM PST by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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