Elon Musk on how Falcon Heavy will change space travel

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SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida yesterday carrying its first payload — a red Tesla roadster — into orbit. Loren Grush spoke to CEO Elon Musk about the launch and what this means for the future of space travel, as well as Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye. The Falcon Heavy now holds the title for the world’s most powerful rocket, and its launch marks the first time a vehicle this massive has ever been sent up by a commercial company.

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48 thoughts on “Elon Musk on how Falcon Heavy will change space travel

  • February 11, 2018 at 8:23 pm
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    Wow! What a video! Great job, The Verge!

  • February 11, 2018 at 8:23 pm
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    Wow! I've almost given up on Youtube. Until I saw this video.
    Great job Loren and team. You got a new subscriber.

  • February 11, 2018 at 8:28 pm
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    Sooooo, if Elon Musk is so incredible and great and forward-thinking and so hip and so green, then why didn't he use solar or wind energy to launch this rocket? Well? After all, those energies are the FUTURE and they're so incredible and they're going to replace all petroleum-based and coal-based energy, right?

  • February 11, 2018 at 8:35 pm
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    why is it not going straight up? weird, I wish they kept following it all the way until it reached "space"

  • February 11, 2018 at 8:39 pm
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    Any SpaceX nerds have stats on costings of BFR trips? Like, how would the cost of rocket fuel and other operating costs stack up against current aviation fuel/costs? Is BFR travel only going to be affordable by the super-rich? Or will it eventually become affordable for anyone who can afford air travel right now??

  • February 11, 2018 at 9:14 pm
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    Thing is none of this is even matters. Shadow government have technology way beyond this. We already have anti gravity from alien technologies

  • February 11, 2018 at 11:33 pm
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    At the lift off unfortunately we had to watch her face more than so long wayted launch…

  • February 12, 2018 at 12:42 am
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    there is an official space STARMAN APP on Google play, where you have to fly between meteroits and stuff in a tesla! hahaha

  • February 12, 2018 at 3:10 am
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    Reporter nodding her head like she understands the dynamics of launching a rocket ?

  • February 12, 2018 at 3:19 am
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    1k people are afraid of finding out the truth.

  • February 12, 2018 at 3:23 am
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    Umm guys you are just gonna show us log ungraded footage? Comeon

  • February 12, 2018 at 4:28 am
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    watch how it goes up, then curves ever so slightly down, but stops filming then it plummets down in to the ocean…damn, society is finished…

  • February 12, 2018 at 5:04 am
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    Imagine if NASA had a bigger budget what they could do. If a private company can achieve something like this then the opportunities are endless

  • February 12, 2018 at 6:03 am
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    I'll admit I'm pretty impressed with Tue's launch of the Falcon Heavy! And how appropriate to launch from Saturn V's 39A pad. Too bad about the center core, stuff-happens! Considering the engineering/tech marvel of everything, 2 out of 3 isn't too damn bad! They'll get it right soon, I have all the confidence in them now. Do we even need the NASA SLS Orion anymore? It's so behind anyway. For a sec I thought Bill Nye had a 2nd career as an actor in "The Newsroom," but that was Sam Waterston. 🙂

  • February 12, 2018 at 7:48 am
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    It's so real because it so fake.
    I like high-levels of fluoride and I believe everything the mainstream media tells me to so I never have to think for myself ever.

  • February 12, 2018 at 10:02 am
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    I'm crying… and it's been a week since this… great job job Verge, Magnificent job Spacex!

  • February 12, 2018 at 11:22 am
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    what a great show, and i do mean SHOW… it will only hit the firmament or go sideways llike nasa rockets. like Bill said earth is a CLOSED  system. …again great show. nevr seen so much naive people

  • February 12, 2018 at 11:34 am
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    My new Son's middle name is Falcon named in honour of Mr Musk's amazing creation 😀

  • February 12, 2018 at 3:39 pm
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    Whats name of MOVIE where several generation of Americans think theyre on ship to another solar system but at end realize they're in a NASA Hollywood BASEMENT?!

  • February 12, 2018 at 4:10 pm
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    1k dislikes are NASA's workers..

  • February 12, 2018 at 4:19 pm
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    Wow, these just might be the best shots of the FH going supersonic. Also great to see some new material, the interview with Elon, instead of "just" another recap of FH

  • February 12, 2018 at 4:37 pm
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    ETs look at this and say: What a prehistoric technology !

  • February 12, 2018 at 5:04 pm
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    This was well done. Great job!

  • February 12, 2018 at 5:33 pm
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    "There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen."

  • February 12, 2018 at 7:09 pm
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    Je n'ai pas compris la raison de cette expérience , les fusées ont décollée et sont revenues à leurs positions , c'est pour explorer d'autres planètes ou est ce pour faire la guerre ? car il y a bien une différence notable entre les 2

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