Thursday, February 8, 2018

Elon Musk Drinks Beer With SpaceX Team After Falcon Heavy Launch

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - After the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket that placed a midnight cherry red Tesla Roadster into a heliocentric orbit, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and his employees celebrated space history with cheers and beers at a local restaurant in Port Canaveral, Florida.

"Best crew in the world! We launched the biggest rocket in the world," Elon Musk exclaimed before toasting an amber-colored beer and saying, "Cheers!"

The celebratory moment was captured on smartphone video by Shannon Lydic, a server at Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill, a restaurant near Cape Canaveral Air Force Station that this frequented by SpaceX employees.

After first booster separation from the core, SpaceX successfully landed two Falcon Heavy booster rockets on land at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Landing Zones 1 and 2. 

However, the center core rocket of the Falcon Heavy missed landing on the Of Course I Still Love You autonomous drone ship and slammed into the Atlantic Ocean at 300 mph, Musk told reporters at a post-launch press conference.

The second stage of the Falcon Heavy made it through the harsh radiation of the Van Allen Belts to successfully place the Tesla Roadster driven by 'Starman,' a dummy in SpaceX's Dragon Crew spacesuit.

Tesla Roadster driven by Starman


Video credit: Shannon Lydic via Facebook