“Whatever happens, it’s going to be exciting.” - Elon Musk
Today’s test flight will set some firsts. Very fitting the launch will be from the same pad that was the stage for another record first - the first Moon landing.
This will be the first time private enterprise has launched beyond Earth orbit.
Watch this historic launch here in about 15 minutes from now!
That was INSANE!!!
Who would have thought that 50 years ago, watching the Apollo missions on a small black and white TV, that we would have witnessed anything this magnificent on our phones with a better picture!!
That was amazing!!
Thank you for sharing this!!!
It’s actually going into a solar orbit. They planned for it to go into a highly eccentric elliptical orbit, with aphelion a little beyond Mars orbit. (And perihelion near earth; it’s basically in an endlessly repeating Hohmann transfer orbit.)