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geniusintraining February 6th, 2018 03:01 PM

OT : how cool
 
Launch and came back, nice programming :)

http://www.spacex.com/webcast

benaiahhenry February 6th, 2018 03:19 PM

Just watched it as well, pretty awesome!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbSwFU6tY1c

Ken Roach February 6th, 2018 03:26 PM

Packed thirty of my colleagues into the conference room to cheer for it. We had a small role in design and tooling for the launch tower and parts of the payload fairing, so the boss didn't mind the productivity hit.

I also saw my first Model 3 on the highway today, and watched the fastest convertible in history leave the planet.

dmroeder February 6th, 2018 03:31 PM

We packed about a dozen people into one of our conference rooms and watched it too!

padees February 6th, 2018 03:56 PM

Really Cool!

The last launch I watched was the Challenger. It was a somber day at work after that. To the Heroes that forged the way! :thumb:

Aabeck February 6th, 2018 05:19 PM

Not too off-topic.

I'm sure at least one PLC was used somewhere making parts, maybe fueling, moving, etc...

harryting February 6th, 2018 05:44 PM

Here you go, I'm not that motivated to travel anymore or I would've applied;

http://www.spacex.com/careers/position/213516

Doug-P February 6th, 2018 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aabeck (Post 767696)
Not too off-topic.

I'm sure at least one PLC was used somewhere making parts, maybe fueling, moving, etc...

IIRC, a PLC-3 ran the transporter which carried the shuttles, and others, from the hangar to the launch pad. Probably a CLX these days.

Jeev February 6th, 2018 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Doug-P (Post 767700)
IIRC, a PLC-3 ran the transporter which carried the shuttles, and others, from the hangar to the launch pad. Probably a CLX these days.

Are you sure it wasn't an Arduino or R-Pi? :lolis:

Doug-P February 6th, 2018 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeev (Post 767711)
Are you sure it wasn't an Arduino or R-Pi? :lolis:

From the link: The two crawler-transporters were designed and built by Marion Power Shovel Company using components designed and built by Rockwell International. Soo, Arduino/Rpi? Doubtful. ;)

For those who missed it - Falcon 9 Heavy Launch

geniusintraining February 7th, 2018 04:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ken Roach (Post 767681)
We had a small role in design and tooling for the launch tower and parts of the payload fairing

Its very cool to know you had a part in anything like that, we help build the circuit boards on the Mars Rover and a lot of other space technology, they have to be able to handle high heats

John Morris February 7th, 2018 06:28 AM

Sometimes it very humbling hanging out here.

Thank you for the privilege.

PLC Pie Guy February 7th, 2018 08:46 AM

This is all really cool. Its an amazing milestone in the human moment and it would be awesome to have your name tied to something like this.

However...... Don't bash me to bad but.... Just imagine what this Musk fellow could do, had all of this energy, time, brilliant science and a following this massive be directed toward something that would benefit this Earth in its currently broken state. So many problems to solve, so many people in poverty, parts of our own continents suffering from severe draughts and wildfires. The constant need for affordable renewable energy, at a user level, which I'm sure these folks could likely solve. The fact that we don't even have a place to put or a method of disposing of the worlds recycled plastics. To simply ignore all of this and showboat a trip around Mars with the payload of a sports car! Kind of conceded!

Admire the technological accomplishments, of course I do! But it just seems such a waste of technology's abilities when something so much more important than having a car orbit our sun could have been done yesterday while the entire world watched.

Perhaps I'm narrow minded, I know I'm definitely ignorant to the missions objectives and goals but, REALLY???!!! As much as I enjoy watching shows about space exploration and such, I just wish the same amount of effort was being done to save / help our planet as there is being done to reach outer space simply to make it just another frontier for the worlds rich folks to explore, pollute and play in. All the while making one rich guy even more rich.


I also think it was a terrible idea to put 50 000 flame throwers on the streets! Its all fun and great till the wrong person gets their hands on one. That will be the next thing on CNN... "Flame Thrower Attack!"
But what do I know!

Just my opinion. I don't expect anybody to actually agree!

rupej February 7th, 2018 09:10 AM

I guess instead of solving the world's problems, maybe they just want to say "Screw it" and hope for a clean start on another planet. :whistle:

DaveW February 7th, 2018 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PLC Pie Guy (Post 767791)
This is all really cool. Its an amazing milestone in the human moment and it would be awesome to have your name tied to something like this.

However...... Don't bash me to bad but.... Just imagine what this Musk fellow could do, had all of this energy, time, brilliant science and a following this massive be directed toward something that would benefit this Earth in its currently broken state. So many problems to solve, so many people in poverty, parts of our own continents suffering from severe draughts and wildfires. The constant need for affordable renewable energy, at a user level, which I'm sure these folks could likely solve. The fact that we don't even have a place to put or a method of disposing of the worlds recycled plastics. To simply ignore all of this and showboat a trip around Mars with the payload of a sports car! Kind of conceded!

Admire the technological accomplishments, of course I do! But it just seems such a waste of technology's abilities when something so much more important than having a car orbit our sun could have been done yesterday while the entire world watched.

Perhaps I'm narrow minded, I know I'm definitely ignorant to the missions objectives and goals but, REALLY???!!! As much as I enjoy watching shows about space exploration and such, I just wish the same amount of effort was being done to save / help our planet as there is being done to reach outer space simply to make it just another frontier for the worlds rich folks to explore, pollute and play in. All the while making one rich guy even more rich.


I also think it was a terrible idea to put 50 000 flame throwers on the streets! Its all fun and great till the wrong person gets their hands on one. That will be the next thing on CNN... "Flame Thrower Attack!"
But what do I know!

Just my opinion. I don't expect anybody to actually agree!

I don't understand why he's making all them electric cars either. We need our gas guzzling cars and our hazy grey skies to make the earth nice and warm and we to help our OPEC friends.


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