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post #11 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-12-2019, 08:46 AM
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Awesome!

Have any of you watched the sound traveler binaural audio version of the falcon heavy launch? There is no auto level adjustment of the audio.


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The weather and water had to be perfect for the landing of the main booster. Too wavy water or high wind would de-stabilize it during and even after landing.

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I was Great to Watch :-)
Also- Did any one explain what we are looking at in this 1 Frame?
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Inside view of LOX tank. They sometimes show it but have been doing so less frequently.



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Has anyone seen video of the center section landing? I know they lost the live feed but surely it was recorded.

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Quote: Originally Posted by bigjdubb View Post
Awesome!

Have any of you watched the sound traveler binaural audio version of the falcon heavy launch? There is no auto level adjustment of the audio.

https://youtu.be/x7uQ8OWiheM
I hadn't, pretty gnarly. Thanks for that

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Science!!


"She blinded me with science." - Thomas Dolby

I was hoping we'd get to see the Tesla Roadster up there but I guess it has drifted too far. "You can tell it's real because it looks so fake." - Elon Musk

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The weather and water had to be perfect for the landing of the main booster. Too wavy water or high wind would de-stabilize it during and even after landing.
Yeah, I guess they got lucky.

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I was Great to Watch :-)
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A few years ago, landing a rocket was impossible. Today, they landed 3 in a span of 2 minutes.

We truly are living in the future.

Someone actually captured all of it; Lift-off, booster separation, return-home burn, and landing.

Just in case ANYONE thinks these launches are fake... this video is proof that it isn't.




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Someone actually captured all of it; Lift-off, booster separation, return-home burn, and landing.

Just in case ANYONE thinks these launches are fake... this video is proof that it isn't.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLCXn445-eQ
They were criticized many times for not having independent media or average spectators for these spectacles and they have since caught on.

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I'm not a fan of the overall design of Falcon Heavy personally (I will always love the "space plane" concept of the shuttle which took off like a rocket but landed like an airplane), but I have to admit that that demonstration is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen!!! The fact that all the technology that creates the entire rocket system worked so completely and precisely is really something incredible! SpaceX should absolutely be so proud of all the hard work and engineering that went into designing, building, and successfully demonstrating this system!


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