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Offline Freddy Topic starter
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Tesla that SpaceX shot into space


Did you know that they shot a Tesla into space and that they aim to have it orbit the sun ?

I thought it was an April Fools joke at first.

https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/here-s-what-will-happen-tesla-spacex-shot-space-ncna845566

Posted May 03, 2018, 01:02:21 AM Logged

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Who said electric cars don't have much range ?  lol

Elon sure has some wacky ideas  Cheesy

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 lol Yes very bizarre !

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As I watched that test launch, I knew about it, but I had thought that this wasn't really news, as it was discussed in great detail after the launch was considered a success (it was kept secret before the launch, to be revealed as a surprise). Sorry, mates. I thought you all knew. Shocked

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 So it's safer to travel through an asteroid field than to drive on our roads.
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This is really the only place I see astronomy stuff Dave, so I would not have known - no worries Smiley

Carl, yes, but getting it serviced might prove difficult  Tongue

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Well, given that our asteroid belt only has roughly one asteroid every six hundred THOUSAND miles (source here: item #3), I would say so, yes.. But a collision out there is what's called a "low risk, high consequence" event, so still may not be worth the risk for me. Tongue

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This is really the only place I see astronomy stuff Dave, so I would not have known - no worries Smiley

Good point, Freddy. Cool stuff, yes? Cheesy

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Offline Freddy Topic starter
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Very cool yes  thumbsup Grin

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As I watched that test launch, I knew about it, but I had thought that this wasn't really news, as it was discussed in great detail after the launch was considered a success (it was kept secret before the launch, to be revealed as a surprise). Sorry, mates. I thought you all knew. Shocked

Oh I knew about this, it was all over the TV here when it happened. I wonder if it had the battery and drive train in the car or was it just a shell. 

Posted May 05, 2018, 10:37:48 AM Logged

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From what I'm to understand, it's a fully functional vehicle, but I'm getting my information 3rd hand at best, so I may be wrong.

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  Well you can't say it is free publicity because of the cost to get it up there but its unique.  Elon has gotten a lot of people mad at a conference by refusing to answer questions that he thinks are boring "Musk’s meltdown will change Tesla’s ability to raise capital when he needs it with a sector of investors,”.   He has a lot of loyal followers and has done a lot bringing the EV this far.
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