37 – Red Car for the Red Planet

After years of delays, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket has finally flown, sending a test payload of a Tesla Roadster with a mannequin called Starman to interplanetary space. With the launch, it becomes the most powerful rocket in the world. Jake, along with Anthony from the Main Engine Cut Off podcast, travelled to Florida to watch the launch from the Kennedy Space Center Press Site and returns to talk about the history, development and future of this fantastic launch vehicle. We Discuss SpaceX, Falcon Heavy and BFR SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy Rocket James Corden talks SpaceX on the Late Late Show Launch of STS-114, Return to Flight Early SpaceX Press Release, announcing Falcon 9 Heavy (2005) Space.com article (by past guest Leonard David) covering the SpaceX announcement Official Falcon Heavy Press Conference (2011) The Original Falcon Heavy Animation (2011) Robert Zubrin adapts Mars Direct Red Dragon Discovery-class Mission Proposal The first announced delay Delay Tracking Chart from Reddit ViaSat trades in launch for Ariane Musk talks at ISS R&D about development difficulties Post-Launch Press Conference Making Life Interplanetary SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Video Jake and Anthony reaction video of the launch Other Coverage of Falcon Heavy Episode 31: The Interplanetary Business Case (feat. Chantelle Dubois) Off-Nominal Podcast 5: The Volume of Anti-Starmanism Get the Falcon Heavy T-Shirt from our Shop TWENTYSEVEN T-Shirt for Men and Women Follow Jake & WeMartians Website (www.wemartians.com) Patreon (www.patreon.com/wemartians) WeMartians Shop (shop.wemartians.com) Twitter (@we_martians) Facebook (@wemartians) Instagram (@wemartians) Jake’s Twitter (@JakeOnOrbit) WeMartians music is “RetroFuture” and “On My Way” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional clips from the Walt Disney Corporation, RCA Records, CBS & SpaceX used under Fair Use. Clips from NASA used under public domain.

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