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Topic   Musk's Tesla Roadster in space

longhornsk57
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* 7-Feb(#1)
hadn't seen this here, live feed.

Really cool...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2p55BmwmJM
Demonis
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7-Feb(#2)
Yeah. Unfortunate that it's already indicating that they overshot the intended orbit. Looks like it'll be heading out towards Ceres.
sinnie
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8-Feb(#3)
That sucks they missed it but still amazingly cool how successful it was as far as being able to re-use the booster rockets. The dummy behind the wheel and Don't Panic sign are epic.

Demonis
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9-Feb(#4)
I think if it doesn't get obliterated by something in the belt, it'll probably fetch a nice auction price in 100-200 years when someone recovers it.
sinnie
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9-Feb(#5)
Hopefully it ends up orbiting something and becomes a tourist attraction in a few hundred years.

John
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9-Feb(#6)
Demonis wrote:
> I think if it doesn't get obliterated by something in the belt, it'll probably fetch
> a nice auction price in 100-200 years when someone recovers it.

A lot of experts say that the solar radiation will eat away fairly quickly at all of the parts that hold it together. So, metals will be mostly fine -- but rubber and everything else will fall apart. So, I think it'll either be destroyed by the belt -- or destroyed by solar radiation.

Still awesome though!
King_link
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* 12-Feb(#7)
Demonis wrote:
> I think if it doesn't get obliterated by something in the belt, it'll probably fetch
> a nice auction price in 100-200 years when someone recovers it.


I didn't think there were any plans or even a means to recover it. Well maybe some advance tech like you said in a few hundred years.
Demonis
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13-Feb(#8)
King_link wrote:
> Demonis wrote:
>> I think if it doesn't get obliterated by something in the belt, it'll probably
> fetch
>> a nice auction price in 100-200 years when someone recovers it.
>
>
> I didn't think there were any plans or even a means to recover it. Well maybe some
> advance tech like you said in a few hundred years.

Just think about where we were in 1918.

For reference:
https://g3timeline.wordpress.com/monika/inventions...

In 100 years we'll think about rockets as trivially as we look at those prop planes from back when.
King_link
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13-Feb(#9)
Demonis wrote:
> King_link wrote:
>> Demonis wrote:
> |>> I think if it doesn't get obliterated by something in the belt, it'll probably
>> fetch
> |>> a nice auction price in 100-200 years when someone recovers it.
>>
>>
>> I didn't think there were any plans or even a means to recover it. Well maybe
> some
>> advance tech like you said in a few hundred years.
>
> Just think about where we were in 1918.
>
> For reference:
>
> In 100 years we'll think about rockets as trivially as we look at those prop planes
> from back when.


We're assuming our species doesn't have some sort of catastrophic setback. However, I am a futurist and I would love to see what tech is around in 2118. This is 6 years after they have assumed control over the Solar Federation.
willyum
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13-Feb(#10)
Or maybe it'll get picked up by aliens and cloned, a la Super Space Invaders.

https://youtu.be/I9E6mxhJc5M?t=52s

sinnie
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14-Feb(#11)
Clearly aliens will see this as an invasion / intergalactic threat and decide to finally wipe us out.

Topic   Musk's Tesla Roadster in space