Elon Musk on how Falcon Heavy will change space travel

Elon Musk on how Falcon Heavy will change space travel

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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70 Responses

  1. redspin2ify says:

    Falcon heavy won’t change anything. Its all Elon. The guy single handedly has inspired a generation of non-believers to switch and give hope to even the most cynical people that you can genuinely change the world. For sure future inventors and entrepreneurs will cite Elon as their biggest inspiration.

    • mwnciboo says:

      redspin2ify FHR wil change everything….why it vastly reduces the cost to put 1kg in to space. Everything about launches is about weight….That constraint got loosened projects that weren’t viable previously. The ISS would be about 10x bigger today for the same cost Having 64 ton capability means modules can be much bigger and more cost effective to begin with.

    • topher says:

      mwnciboo I believe redspin is saying if it wasn’t fhr elon would of made something else.

    • Saul Sepulveda says:

      Besides the price-practical point of view, how is it changing anything all that hugely?

  2. smaulpaul says:

    The Verge sent someone who had a genuine passion and child like excitement about space travel to cover this. She did amazing! I like it how she put her hand up behind her when with Elon and said “I’ve got another question.” As if to say, “you wait for me now.” Can’t wait to see what incredible stuff comes from space x

    • Contest4Freedom says:

      smaulpaul Creeper

    • dan110024 says:

      I’m thinking she was jumping in on some other PR people who were with Elon who might have said to wrap things up. She looked off camera when she said it.

    • Ghaida Saud says:

      Loren Grush is amazing. I follow her on Twitter and she’s not far from the rocket science industry. Actually she writes in her bio that she’s a daughter of rocket scientists, so it’s no weird.

  3. TheUtgardian Channel says:

    Awesome video, I will remember that twin landing of the side boosters forever I swear

  4. Luca Contini says:

    Totally nailed this video! Great job you guys!

  5. PhantomPowerSC says:

    Bill Nye the not so scientific guy.

    • BLTZ says:

      You claim that in order to be able to speak about something pertaining to science to the public you must be a scientist or else you are a laughing stock etc. All i am saying is that is simply not true. As for you question of what I mean, Bill does not attempt to publish or push scientific ideas of his own to the public. I have yet to see Bill do a bad job of explaining anything scientifically related, and I would be glad to see a time in which he does. And I’ve also never heard him say that politics and social policy are science. Only times that I have seen politics and science arrive to the same conversation happen around political issues revolving around science.

    • Darrell Lim says:

      Carl Sagan >>> Bill Nye
      Elon Musk >>> Bill Nye

    • NibsNiven says:

      “You claim that in order to be able to speak about something pertaining to science to the public you must be a scientist or else you are a laughing stock etc.” Funny how you keep misunderstanding what I’m saying. You’re getting closer but aren’t there yet.

      “I’ve also never heard him say that politics and social policy are science.” Holy crap! Now it’s obvious you’re just a troll setting up straw men. We’re done here.

    • EVOLICIOUS says:

      lol, you idiots don’t know anything about Bill. He’s a legit scientist, and so are the people that have done complex human psychology studies to learn more about gender dysphoria.
      Remember sex =/= gender. Two completely different things.

      He’s the CEO of the planetary society, was a Boeing engineer, has a bachelor in mechanical engineering from Cornell university, was one of Carl Sagan’s prodigy students (as well as Neil deGrasse Tyson), his mother is one of the most famous code-breakers on the planet, and so much more.
      Nothing of which any of you morons could remotely amount to. You guys are pathetic, really.

    • Michael Depaor says:

      he invented a hydraulic resonance suppressor tube used on Boeing 747 airplanes.

  6. Geeks And Guinness says:

    Bill Nye isn’t a scientist. He is a hack with a Bachelor’s degree on mechanical engineering. Fraud. I hate that guy. Elon is the greatest mind of our generation and has inspired an entire nation. Bill Nye sucks.

  7. Siscast says:

    ugh why did they interview that propaganda quack Bill Nye?

  8. Kevin Johnson says:

    Great vid until you interviewed Bill Nye. Bill Nye representing the scientific community is like Ronald McDonald representing the beef industry.

  9. Icefyre Dragon says:

    Great upload,it can be seen how excited she was watching the launch live,could totally relate,i got goosebumps watching her.I am from Europe so i watched live feed,wishing i was there.Also checked other content of The Verge and it’s really great,you just gained another subscriber.Keep up the great work !! Cheers

  10. Windwalker Rangel says:

    Lol you interviewed Bill Nye the idiot guy. Even amongst the scientific community he is now a disgrace.

  11. Ambreen Fatima says:

    Adrenaline peaks at the end of the video.. Thanks to The Verge for bringing it to me

  12. Golden Rooster says:

    Bill Nye The Evil Eye Guy

  13. Guilherme Xavier Silva says:

    I gotta say, the takeoff moment and the boosters landing moment puts a tear to my eye. It’s incredible to see how much we, as the human race, are capable of achieving. And kudos to The Verge for the awesome video!

  14. René Wuttke says:

    Great Video Lauren. And also props to the sound engineer, who was composing/recording this. Clear voice, ambiance and music.

  15. Jan Seewald says:

    This video is intense. Packed with emotions of how awesome this launch was. Thank you, Loren. Thank you.

    • Verisimilitude Dude says:

      MG42pillbox Fake space travel? What’s fake about it? Don’t tell me you’re one of those moron flat earthers. Sigh. Why do we have to go over this over and over and over again? There are SO many proofs that prove the earth is a sphere it’s ridiculous. Stop with the idiocracy.

    • Andrew F. Turner says:

      +MG42pillbox I have no clue why I am replying, but I felt compelled (since it appears that you are a real person and not just a throwaway troll). Even if it were “fake, (which, I’d imagine, you’d have to be pretty damn ignorant to think so) it’s a private company, bro. By the same logic, you could get angry at Apple, Toyota, Keurig, McDonalds, etc. You’re probably thinking of NASA. In which case, I’m afraid to tell you, they get a laughably small amount of funding from the government. If you’re talking about another country, you should consult their local space agency, in the unlikely event that they have one.

    • awangku aizad says:

      Jayden Lawson OMG! ?

    • Bradford Solomon says:

      Intensely obviously fake CGI

  16. GGZII says:

    Fake, the earth is flat

  17. Ryan Macleod says:

    I heard China took it….. from a reliable source.

  18. Ryan Macleod says:

    1:12 Elon: did she just interrupt me?!?!!?…….. Like Whaaaaaa

    • Lupa Lupo says:

      He took it gracefully, as usual

    • KrazyKing13 says:

      I have no problem with it. She wasn’t being rude or asking a loaded question, she is genuinely passionate about what she’s asking about. So much so that the fact that she’s talking to Elon Musk somehow doesn’t overwhelm her

  19. VeryPoliticalHonkey says:

    600K views? Meanwhile, every other pop star is getting 500M for doing nothing.
    Ain’t our world grand?

  20. www.GPcarAudio.com says:

    I’m really excited to see whats next from space x, they have advanced at an incredible rate.

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