Falcon Heavy: Starman Successfully Heads Beyond Mars in Tesla Roadster

Wearing an authentic SpaceX space suit, strapped in to a midnight cherry red Tesla roadster, Star Man is on his way to the asteroid belt beyond Mars. Glued to his dashboard is a tiny replica of himself – a Hot Wheels roadster, with another tiny astronaut figure inside the car. The car’s battery would last for twelve hours after launch and beamed back images of Star Man and the car with the blue marble of Earth floating in the background. It was all part of the marketing genius of Elon Musk.

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KoreaSat-5A Launch Provides Test of OCISLY Fire Suppression System

On Monday, October 30th at 3:34 p.m., SpaceX successfully launched the Koreasat-5A satellite from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida. This is SpaceX’s 12th launch from Pad 39A in 2017 and their 16th launch this year. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage successfully landed on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. After the successful landing burn, a fire could be seen emanating from the engine area and partially up the rocket.

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