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Jerry3904
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FalconHeavy boosters

#1 Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:03 pm

I couldn't resist this (image from SpaceX Flickr account):

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Re: FalconHeavy boosters

#2 Post by richb » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:04 pm

Why resist! +1
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Re: FalconHeavy boosters

#3 Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:29 pm

Posted it for the short run...

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Re: FalconHeavy boosters

#4 Post by Adrian » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:49 pm

I'm pretty sure this will be the image of the year.

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Re: FalconHeavy boosters

#5 Post by cyrilus31 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:35 pm

Is it december? ;)
So much can happen by the end of the year, don't be so hasty!

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#6 Post by richb » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:49 pm

It gets my vote right now.
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Re: FalconHeavy boosters

#7 Post by Stevo » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:00 pm

You have to hand it to them. They had a lot of failures on the way to get the landing sequences to work:

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Here's one of the launch back in December we saw in California: https://www.androidauthority.com/space- ... hd-835869/

which might be duplicated at dawn on the 17th if the weather cooperates.

Some of the Tesla Starman images are also very nice:

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Took their damn sweet time to get us a flying car! Who would have thought that the Heavy Metal movie would predict the future better than all the other sci-fi? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_KXgFpguE0

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Re: FalconHeavy boosters

#8 Post by Gaer Boy » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:18 am

And although the simultaneous landing of the two boosters is impressive, the central booster missed the drone landing barge. Good job, really - it landed a bit faster than planned.

The car is headed for the asteroid belt, rather than the planned Mars orbit.

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Re: FalconHeavy boosters

#9 Post by Pierre » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:31 am

now, ther's a point - - how does one save a picture like that, as a desktop image ?,
or even save it to the existing collection of images, in the appropriate folder ?.

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#10 Post by dolphin_oracle » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:34 am

Pierre wrote:now, ther's a point - - how does one save a picture like that, as a desktop image ?,
or even save it to the existing collection of images, in the appropriate folder ?.
you can put the picture anywhere in your folders and then right click on it in thunar and select "Set Wallpaper" (I forget exact wording here).
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