326: Is Elon Musk the best, or the Greatest?

Home / Full Show / 326: Is Elon Musk the best, or the Greatest?

SpaceX Double Rocket Landing

Last week SpaceX launched Falcon Heavy into space. It was only a test flight, but it lit the imagine of millions of people and gave a glimpse of where space travel is headed. In this episode, we gush a little about Elon Musk and SpaceX.

Audio MP3

Download #326: Is Elon Musk the best, or the Greatest?
Subscribe to the Furlo Bros Tech Podcast ( iTunes  Google Play Music )
Watch #326: Is Elon Musk the best, or the Greatest? on YouTube

Get the artisanal show notes sent directly to you each week

  • Get facts and opinions you can use to show you’re the tech expert.
  • Enjoy free and convenient listening while driving, doing chores and exercising.
  • Hear stories and factoids worth sharing while talking around the water cooler.

It’s totally free. Sign up


Become a Patron

This podcast is sponsored by listeners like you. Become a Fanboy starting at $1 per month. You can also be a Nerd, Junky or Maven; where each have their own level of reward. Learn More & Donate


SpaceX Show Notes



What is the Falcon Heavy:

  • Two standard Falcon 9’s
  • One specialized “Core”
  • A second stage
  • Payload to Low Earth Orbit is 140,700 lb
  • 230 ft Tall
  • White and Black
  • 9 Merlin Engines per booster (27 total)
  • 1,700,000 lbf
  • One Tesla Roadster and a spaceman
  • A Saturn 5 Comparison


The Launch:

  • The Simultaneous Landing of Two Falcon 9’s
  • Lost the Core at Sea, only one of the three necessary engines fired
    • The failures are more energizing than the successes
  • Overshot mars with the car, but still, screaming success


Why it’s important:

  • Inspiring kids
  • Testing out the falcon Heavy
  • The largest booster in production (And it’s nutty cheap)


The future: