Thursday, February 8, 2018

SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy as Colbert crowns Musk 'King Nerd'

In SpaceX announces it will take tourists around Earth's moon next year, I wrote "The Falcon Heavy hasn't been launched yet."  As of yesterday, that isn't true anymore.  ABC News has the story in SpaceX launches biggest rocket in the world.

The $90 million Falcon Heavy was carrying company founder Elon Musk's Tesla car.
Stephen Colbert is a big space fan, so of course Stephen Crowns Elon Musk As The King Nerd.

Stephen looks at this week's scientific advancements in astronautics and unnecessary snack gendering.
Yes, Stephen, the imagery of firing a red convertible playing rock'n'roll into space does make for the best mid-life crisis.

Another late night host who found the phallic symbolism of the event almost too overwhelming was James Corden in The Starman Now Drives a Red Tesla.  Just look at the preview image and start watching at 3:19.

James looks at the news of the day, including SpaceX's launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket, sending a very special payload into orbit, and a Girl Scout who set up shop outside of a marijuana dispensary.
Other than congratulations, I've already said the funniest thing about this event last year -- SpaceX launch you up!

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