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  1. Gezza

     /  February 7, 2018

    Successful launch today of SpaceX’s Delta Heavy, world’s most powerful rocket.

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    • Gezza

       /  February 7, 2018

      Whoops – it’s SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy that’s just launched. Both good fun though.

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    • Joe Bloggs

       /  February 7, 2018

      and the successful deployment of a cherry-red Tesla convertible in an elliptical solar orbit reaching as far as Mars … like another plastic microbead in the ocean…

      Starman in Red Roadster

      A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on

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      • Gezza

         /  February 7, 2018

        First Tesla in space. Expensive way to dump your old car.

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        • Gezza

           /  February 7, 2018

          “Though the Falcon Heavy’s outer cores successfully landed after launch this afternoon, the middle core of SpaceX’s huge rocket missed the drone ship where it was supposed to land, a source tells The Verge. SpaceX hasn’t yet confirmed this publicly.

          It’s a small hiccup in an otherwise successful first flight. The Falcon Heavy rocket took off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida at 3:45PM ET on Wednesday and made a beautiful arc to space. About two and a half minutes after liftoff, the two outer boosters of the rocket broke away and returned to Earth. The pair then touched down just seconds apart on SpaceX’s two ground landing pads at the Cape called Landing Zone 1 and Landing Zone 2.

          At about three minutes after lift off, the center core broke away from the upper stage — the top portion of the rocket that is carrying the Falcon Heavy’s payload, CEO Elon Musk’s Tesla roadster. It then attempted to land on SpaceX’s drone ship, but live video of the landing stalled just before the core was slated to make its touch down. “We lost the center core,” someone said on a separate, unlisted live stream of the launch.”

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      • duperez

         /  February 7, 2018

        I wouldn’t buy it – too many miles on the clock.

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      • NOEL

         /  February 7, 2018

        And they bitched about the humanity thingy from Mahia.

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  2. Joe Bloggs

     /  February 7, 2018

    People who don’t applaud trump are not traitors – they just agree with his disasterous policies

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  3. Gezza

     /  February 7, 2018

    No sex with political staff
    US Congress votes to ban politicians having sex with their aides

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/101225527/us-congress-has-actually-done-something-to-change-its-culture-of-sexual-harassment

    Needs approval from a pervert at the The White House.

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