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by Chupacabra 04-01-2011, 09:03 PM

Their main website is seemingly promoting the new Falcon Heavy. It says to look out for this Tuesday for more news....that's right Tuesday.

Here is the teaser video. to the YouTube video. (Careful, if you check it out on the youtube website it may seem as though it were filmed in 1911 )


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Old 04-01-2011, 09:10 PM   #2
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Ok, let me guess: April's Fool.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:14 PM   #3
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The homepage says 04.05.11 - which is in May...

Also they already uploaded it on the 31st March - this is no April Fools joke
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:24 PM   #4
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What's so 1911 about the video? Looks more like a good commercial or a decent movie trailer.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:24 PM   #5
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Its just one of those adverts that get to you every now and again so it is stuck in your head.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:30 PM   #6
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 The homepage says 04.05.11 - which is in May...

Also they already uploaded it on the 31st March - this is no April Fools joke
I thought it was April 5th.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:33 PM   #7
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Can you imagine NASA doing something like this?

First there was Apollo. Then there was the Shuttle. Now...prepare yourself...for the committee to draft the schedule of committee meetings to solicit design proposals for the next generation of manned spaceflight...05.05.2035
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:46 PM   #8
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2035, are you sure? Maybe a little bit more?
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:56 PM   #9
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A 32 tons LEO payload capacity launcher is going to be a nice addition to the current rocket fleet. And would become the most powerful !
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 A 32 tons LEO payload capacity launcher is going to be a nice addition to the current rocket fleet. And would become the most powerful !
I have doubts they will get 32 tons to LEO with it.

They would need to get marvelous 3.6% payload fraction with a suboptimal launcher mass ratio.
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Old 04-02-2011, 12:48 AM   #11
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 What's so 1911 about the video? Looks more like a good commercial or a decent movie trailer.
It's Youtube's April Fools thing. You can watch videos in "1911 mode".
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Old 04-02-2011, 12:58 AM   #12
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Tuesday, huh?

The manifest lists the first demo launch of F9H in 2012, so they're early if they've got some new hardware to present.
http://www.spacex.com/launch_manifest.php
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:53 AM   #13
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Is it May 4th or April 5th?

EDIT - confirmed as April 5th. Not May 4th.
http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=33143

WASHINGTON - Elon Musk, CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), will hold a press conference on Tuesday, April 5th at the National Press Club in Washington to discuss his company's latest venture.

Knowing Elon, it will be done within 11 months. Next step after this - Falcon XX.

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Step through the black and white graphic at the end, right before the "FH" logo and it clearly shows the silhouette of three boosters strapped together with 9 engines across the bottom of the three. There is also a fairing much wider than the center rocket section. Yup, it is gonna be big!

*edit, should have been keeping up with their webpage, they have FH section

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Old 04-02-2011, 08:13 AM   #15
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 It's Youtube's April Fools thing. You can watch videos in "1911 mode".

Oh, didn't get this mode this year. I was wondering if they'll try some crazy stunt again... last year they made videos play upside down - nice...
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