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Discussion in 'General Science' started by nsaspook, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. WBahn

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    I wondered the same thing, but a look at the shoe makes it pretty clear that the "right" leg in the photo is actually someone's left leg.
     
  2. wayneh

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    Anybody know if Starman's Tesla is still connected to anything, or just free floating? I guess I was hoping there was more of a point to it or some scientific aspect to the mission. Nothing wrong with it the way it is, but surely someone else might have paid to be in the back seat. Some cameras, sensors, something.
     
  3. Ylli

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    From everything I've seen, it is still connected to the upper stage. Batteries ran out about 6 hours after TMI, no scientific (or other) data coming down. The roadster and Starman were just a dummy load in place of a block of concrete.
     
  4. wayneh

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    Seems like you could have put some kids' science projects in the back but I guess it makes sense that Musk didn't want to dilute the publicity stunt, or want the optics of it being blown up if it failed.
     
  5. nsaspook

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    The random walk of cars and their collision probabilities with planets

    https://arxiv.org/pdf/1802.04718.pdf
     
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  6. wayneh

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    Turns out there is a mission on board with Starman. Not what I was thinking of but still cool.

    If the link doesn't take you to the right point, back it up to about 12:50.

     
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