I’ve been watching the SpaceX launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket. They sent up Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster. This booster can lift 64 metric tons (141,000 lbs), more than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel. The Saturn V lifted more… but we’re not using that one anymore are we!
I have to admit that I had something of the same feeling that I recall when I was little kid, watching TV coverage of Gemini and Apollo missions.
The boosters landed successfully… upright… . Very cool.
Fast forward to about 7:53
Sitting in the roadster is “Starman”, visible at after 33:55 along with a strong taste of David Bowie’s Life On Mars.
Boosters, side and center core, land at 37:45 and at 38 or so, vibrations screwed up the camera’s antenna on the drone ship.
But it landed. 39:50 you get the car again.
Speaking of Life on Mars… did you see the British series?
There was a sequel: Ashes to Ashes, but it might not be in US format.
UPDATE: It seems the center core booster failed.