Elon Musk is more cooler than Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.
I have a coworker who would buy bottled Elon Musk dick smell, if they sold such a thing.
February 6th, 2018 6:15pm
Also, remember that car they were sending to Mars? It's going to the fucking ASTEROID BELT instead which isn't even a place, it's a gigantic fucking ring all the way around the solar system. Saying you're retargeting the asteroid belt is BS. It means you missed your target. Musk says third stage burn was a success? Is it a success if your Mars probe doesn't go to Mars? Where I am from we call that a failure. An absolute, total failure.
To determine success, look at what SpaceX said the mission would be BEFORE the launch.
They were never 'going to Mars', they were aiming for a highly elliptical orbit that gets near Mars from time to time.
The only failure was the recovery of the 'core' onto the drone shit.
To determine "Success", look how the vendor defined success.
As in "If it clears the tower before blowing up, that'll be a success".
Since it did that, your Monday morning quarterback snarkyness is irrelevant.
Frankly, the moment the TWO external boosters landed simultaneously and successfully was one of the most impressive achievements.
Having his car parked in an orbit around the sun from here to the asteroid belt is impressive too, of course.
The primary aims of the mission were:
1) Proof of concept for Falcon Heavy
2) Demonstration of direct insertion into geostationary orbit (GEO), apparently this is a requirement for military missions, I have no idea why - maybe to preserve secrecy?
It does seem that some reporters thought the mission was to end up in an orbit around Mars even though that was never a stated aim, so now they are claiming that the mission somehow failed.