China Has Mixed Feelings About Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy Success

China Has Mixed Feelings About Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy Success

THE auto that Elon Musk's SpaceX shot into space yesterday has actually overshot its target and is now rocketing towards an asteroid belt beyond Mars' orbit.

"It seems surreal to me", said Musk, 46, during a post-launch press conference.

While Musk was sharing the final picture of "Starman in Roadster enroute to Mars orbit and then the Asteroid Belt", back on Earth, Tesla reported a $675,350,000 net loss in the last quarter of 2017.

As its payload, the test rocket carried Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster and a dummy named "Starman" wearing one of SpaceX's spacesuits.

In an op-ed written for The Hill, Garver says that SpaceX offered NASA the opportunity to put a payload on the launch - but that NASA refused the offer.

Falcon Heavy can "lift into orbit almost 64 metric tons (141,000 lb) - a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel", according to SpaceX.

Garver later suggested that the offer may have come too late or too casually to be taken seriously by NASA, USAF, and other divisions that SpaceX may have contacted.

The government should be focusing on their unique, longer-term goals and partnering with the private sector to help incentivize the success of this commercial US enterprise.

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SpaceX on Tuesday successfully launched its biggest rocket ever.

At 12, Musk created the code for a space-themed video game which he sold for $500. Two touched down on land in tandem; the third center core that was slated to settle on an unmanned drone ship ran out of propellant needed to slow down the descent and slammed into the ocean instead. The top speed is 250 miles per hour. It's also spending heavily on future vehicles, including a semi that's supposed to go into production next year.

Starman is now wandering around the mostly empty confines of space clad in his fancy Daft Punk-ish aerospace costume, one hand on the wheel of his Tesla Roadster, the other casually laid against the door, American road trip style.

While nationalism is deeply embedded in China's national media reports, many Chinese citizens, impressed by Musk's feat, reflected upon China's problems from a totally different angle.

A almost indestructible disk carrying a digital copy of Isaac Asimov's science fiction book series, Foundation, is also on board, along with a plaque engraved with the names of SpaceX's 6,000 employees. The Roadster will eventually leave Earth's orbit and travel outward through our own solar system.

"We tried to cancel the Falcon Heavy program three times because it was way harder than we thought", said Musk.

Total revenue rose to $3.29 billion from $2.28 billion.

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