Elon Musk Tweets Simulation of the First Crewed Falcon 9 Flight
Elon Musk was busy over the weekend and Monday on Twitter sharing a variety of news and clips. Perhaps the most impressive was the simulation of the first crewed flight of Falcon 9.
In slow motion
The video showed the astronauts heading for the ship in slow motion while music played in the back as well as speaker instructions. "Go for launch" says the voice on the speaker as the countdown begins.
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Simulation of first crewed flight of Falcon 9 / Dragon 2020 @NASA pic.twitter.com/BSDPYTcVIG— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 30, 2019
"Stage separation confirmed" can be heard being said as the ship successfully separates and launches into orbit. "Dragon, separation confirmed."
The music continues as we see the international space station. The video is all the while beautiful and tantalizing and gives a glimpse of what the Dragon 2020 mission will be like.
Musk also shared a video of the SpaceX team working on the curved dome for Starship SN1. Then he shared a video of the completed dome.
Was up all night with SpaceX team working on Starship tank dome production (most difficult part of primary structure). Dawn arrives … pic.twitter.com/SzyDSYUYOu— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 27, 2019
"Almost three now. Boca team is crushing it! Starship has a giant dome," said the CEO. Then he followed up that with an image of the barrel on the dome.
Barrel on dome pic.twitter.com/kpSIJphbnk— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 30, 2019
I guess Musk was in the sharing mood due to the holidays. We wonder what else he might come up with.
The Space Shuttle Challenger fragment "was not our only big find this season."